Researching how much the Tube costs a month,
deciding who I should say sorry to before I go,

I pray to Sarasvati for Absolute Truth.

She presses a conch shell to my lips, loosens
the noose around my neck,

shows me how to separate the water
from the milk.




About the Poet:
A graduate of Toronto’s George Brown College in Dance Performance, Megan Alford went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Concordia University’s Creative Writing Program. Her poems have been published in Matrix Magazine, Soliloquies Anthology, Encore Literary Magazine, Vallum, Room, and Cirque Literary Journal. In Montreal, she was shortlisted for the 2010 Irving Layton Award in both poetry and fiction. Originally from Prince Edward Island, she now resides in Vancouver.


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