YOUR ABSENCE IS A MEETING PLACE, BY Niamh BURNS
meet me on the split skin of my palm
where you touched me—
meet me in the fractured light;
where the bridges of my tongue
have split from screaming.
meet me in the noise of your mouth
humming like a sweet thing.
meet me at the edge of morning
before we lost it all.
meet me where the bones are soft.
meet me in the scattered light
where everything we love is softly burning.
Niamh Burns is a queer, non-binary Irish-Canadian poet, fiction writer, and philosophy student. Their work has been featured in Across The Margin (selected best fiction 2019), Visitant Literary Journal, and The Anti-Languorous Project.