Afternoon with Grandparents

It felt like Communion,
their slow dance in the kitchen.
Somewhere a ghost-voiced radio
played and the song was God
promising forever, only
watching them I knew it must be true.

Dominik Parisien

Dominik Parisien’s work can be found in The Fiddlehead, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Wordgathering, Plenitude, Uncanny Magazine, as well as other magazines and anthologies. His poetry chapbook, We, Old Young Ones, is forthcoming from Frog Hollow Press’s Dis/Ability series. He is also the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of The Starlit Wood, which won the Shirley Jackson Award, and Robots vs Fairies. Dominik is a disabled, bisexual, French Canadian man. He lives in Toronto.

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