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 is the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of the forthcoming Robots vs Fairies, and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, which won the Shirley Jackson Award and was a finalist for the World Fantasy award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Locus Award. He also edited the Aurora Award-nominated Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Uncanny MagazineStrange HorizonsExile: The Literary QuarterlyThose Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories, as well as other magazines and anthologies. He is a disabled, French Canadian living in Toronto.

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