Status Update by Carolyn Marie Souaid

Poem title: Status Update Poet name: Carolyn Marie Souaid Poem Begins: You know this fundamentally 		without a book or calculator, 		or school professor: a meaningful day is surviving, hauling your kill  back to shore, siphoning the fat, tossing the rich organs into a pail, thanks issued  in the wide berth of sun across your face. A higher power might factor into the equation, but most of it is you waking up on the vast curvature of the earth’s surface, gauging the wind, wrestling the dense algorithms of snow.     				for my Inuit students  End of poem.  Credits: Copyright © Carolyn Marie Souaid Previously published in The Eleventh Hour (Ekstasis Editions, Fall 2020).  Carolyn Marie Souaid is the Montreal-based author of eight poetry books and the acclaimed novel, Yasmeen Haddad Loves Joanasi Maqaittik. She has performed at festivals and literary events in Canada and abroad, and her work has been featured on CBC-Radio.