Paqtasultieg

Musigisg ewniaq, the sky is

turning blue:

aurorae humming electric

dreaming among the clouds.

 

Milamu’gl jugo’tui:

Bring me the different

colors of a murmuration

of strange birds

taking to air when

dawn arrives.

 

Paqtasultieg, We are shining bright

in the three suns of a

new stratosphere,

watching limb reach

to limb in the arterial

lace of branches,

a boreal exhalation

of tree-lined infinity—

 

Minijig, they bear fruit,

with frost like silver steel,

a shimmering future free

from clockwork incantation.

 

(Editors’ Note: “Paqtasultieg” is read by Matt Peters on the Uncanny Magazine Podcast, Episode 40A.)

Tiffany Morris

Tiffany Morris is a Mi’kmaw/settler writer of speculative poetry and fiction from Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia. She is the author of the chapbook Havoc in Silence (Molten Molecular Minutiae, 2019). Her work has appeared in Abyss & Apex, Vastarien Lit Journal, and Augur Magazine, among others. Find her at tiffmorris.com or on twitter @tiffmorris.

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