‘The Divan Doesn’t Lie’ by Marjorie Silverman

In your waiting, the
weight of (my) history
weight of (my) body
weight of you
behind (me)

I want to kill.
I want to kill the
part of me that
wants to kill.
I want to be wantless,

Instead. I
bury. I
suffocate. While
orange flowers
bloom outside
your window.


MARJORIE SILVERMAN is a former Montrealer now based in Ottawa. She is an emerging writer whose work has been published in The Maynard and Bywords. She is currently working on a book-length poetry manuscript. Marjorie is also a professor of social work at the University of Ottawa.

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