Because each new Because we love
. cell is formed after a turn: each other, even after every
the pinecone, the hurricane, turn, we are coiled together
. the nautilus, the womb. on this sunlit afternoon.
Copyright © Laurie Koensgen.
Laurie Koensgen’s poems have appeared in Literary Review of Canada, Arc Poetry Magazine, In/Words, Barren Magazine, Juniper: A Poetry Journal, Ottawater, Burning House Press, Kissing Dynamite, and elsewhere. She was shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Award for Poetry 2018 and received the Honourable Mention in Arc’s 2018 Diana Brebner Prize. Laurie is a founding member of Ottawa’s Ruby Tuesdays poetry collective. Find her on Twitter @EkeLore.