In the small hours, the sky holds a comforting lantern to the ocean’s wound. A weak salve for dawn’s careless agony:
his callous claims wreck water’s secrets, make an unyielding mockery of her depths,
confidently subdue the unseen. With no pause in their storm, I feel no trace of past disappointments. I have learned to place the fault lines of my life in a drop of rain impaled by the sun, and have yet to grow weary of the glare.
Ethan Vilu (they/them) is a poet and editor from Calgary, Canada. Their longsheet A Decision Re: Zurich was published by The Blasted Tree in 2020. Ethan currently serves as both poetry editor and circulation manager for filling Station Magazine.