Iguanas Overrun The Wind God’s Temple by Adèle Barclay

Poem title: Iguanas Overrun The Wind God’s Temple Poet name: Adèle Barclay Poem: In Tulum, I held Amy’s torso on her moped and was soothed I gave my attention to hammocks and string ornaments lacing the highway I gave up knowing anything while grief pulled me taut and towards blue waves I could push against if there’s faith in ruins it’s not that they stand it’s how we gather in their shade like lizards End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Adèle Barclay Adèle Barclay’s (she/they) poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in The Fiddlehead, The Walrus, The Tyee, The Malahat Review, glitterMOB, PRISM, Cosmonauts Avenue and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2016 Lit POP Award, The Walrus’ 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for Poetry, and The Fiddlehead’s 2022 Fiction Contest. Their debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her second collection, Renaissance Normcore was nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the ReLit Award and placed third for the 2020 Fred Cogswell Award. They teach literature and writing at Capilano University.