“PEACH MOON FLOOD” by Robyn Kaur Sidhu

Poetry Pause is the League of Canadian Poets’ daily poetry dispatch. Read “PEACH MOOD FLOOD” by Robyn Kaur Sidhu, part of our 2024 Poem in Your Pocket Day collection!


by Robyn Kaur Sidhu

recall those earth shaking rainstorms & me daydreaming of us through the downpour & my cigarette butts sinking into damp soil & you drowning in everything i had to say & getting drenched from the storm, sweat & spit & everything in my basement flooded & my memories of you submerging & sinking into antique carpet & all my outlets fritzed & the power on my block went out & i dropped my phone in a puddle on the corner of haddon avenue when i finally got up to go buy the candles & i could not reach you & it cut me off from everything you did not say to me & that fall we rusted in a thousand languages

Robyn Kaur Sidhu (she/he/they) is a queer, mad, disabled, Punjabi poet. They have had feelings publicly, and have performed them on stages across Turtle Island and the United Kingdom. They are the creative director of Hot Damn it’s a Queer Slam, and a youth educator of consent, 2SLGBTQ+ identity, poetry and visual arts. They will occasionally break out into poetry on the street, and they are trying to be the adult they needed as a kid. You can find Robyn on the internet if that’s your thing @Robyn_Sidhu

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