10. 23. 2021
Smoke from west coast fires tendrilling
Ontario skies. In less than ten years
cities will drown. Shrieks this season
one billion sea ghosts
sizzling through carapace cracks.
Lobster summer at The Keg
east coast crustaceans. Sourced ethically?
Don’t ask questions.
Listen to ghosts
of last summer’s lobsters. It’s always the Mi’kmaw fisherfolk
making do with moderate livelihoods.
the smoke-bearing winds.
the coldest summer
of the rest of our lives.
Sanchari Sur is a PhD candidate in English at Wilfrid Laurier University, recipient of a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellowship, and co-editor of Watch Your Head: Writers and Artists Respond to Climate Change (Coach House Books, 2020). Their writing can be found in Al Jazeera, Electric Literature, and Ploughshares, among others.