an Aotearoa poetry journal | ISSN 2744-3248

Poems by Edwin Z. Canary


Edwin Z. Canary

Published on
page 15 of Tarot #6
(June 2023)

Muscle memory
feeling with my hands
hearing with my ears
I forgot my eyes
at the bottom of the lake

Dark, my old friend
Thank you for returning to
bring me peace

Hearing the nothingness
no colour to see
nothing to blind
free to feel

Free to cry
free to die

Muscle memory
I can walk without
I can sing without

No clef needed
no time signature

No longer cold
no longer warm
I am perfect
in the dark.