Evening, after James Schuyler by griffin epstein The light-up globe my brother wrapped in a baby blanket and sent by mail with no note the blank face of the clock pine dresser smelling of pine old clothes beeswax in a cold clear jar the chimney here grows out of the roof up from nothing our devotion is a blood pressure cuff tread tape on the stairs to prevent us carelessly falling the years we will lay together as seedlings nosing into each other under the dirt
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griffin epstein is a non-binary white settler from NYC (Lenape land) working in education and community-engaged research in Toronto (Dish with One Spoon/Treaty 13). They have been featured in Glad Day’s Emerging Writers Series, and their poetry has appeared in CV2, Grain, The Maynard and Plenitude, among others. griffin is the author of the chapbook so we may be fed (Frog Hollow Press, 2021), and member of the experimental videogame collective shrunken studios. They develop multimedia work with poet Shannon Quinn and multi-disciplinary artist bryan depuy.