Summer

by df parizeau

 Artwork by Yvonne Hanson, acrylic on cardboard.

Artwork by Yvonne Hanson, acrylic on cardboard.

 

slashing cooked blacktop lane
dropping sticky layups around
imposter mutombo
floating teardrops over
wannabe mourning
burying treys in transition
off of rocky road crossovers

falafel meteorites drowning in lakes
of poppa’s famous garlic sauce

squeezing one last extra
pickle between pillowy pita folds

no-napkin-sticky-faces
not patient enough to wait

20 minutes

cleaving chlorinated lagoons
headfirst

scouring for enough
patinated copper pearls

to fill porcine bellies
to the point of fissuring

only surfacing long
enough to avoid

growing gills


Currently living as an uninvited guest on the unceded territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and sel̓íl̓witulh First Nations, df parizeau is a multi-disciplinary writer who spends more time eavesdropping on conversations, than writing. His work has previously been featured in Sea to Sky Review, as well as W49 Magazine, Thin Air Magazine, as part of UBC's Green Flux exhibit, and is forthcoming in Lyre Magazine. df also has an upcoming chapbook in the works, that will feature pieces from his online poetry project, the eavestrough diaries.