By Sally Quon

bits of darkness
cling to walls
heavy with hunger
reluctant egress

easy enough to be swallowed
into the hollow night
time slithers, belly-down
fear and pain
shriek in the black

whatever the night did bring
as dawn pushes the dome of the sky


Sally Quon is a disabled poet living in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. She is an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets, and was short-listed for the Vallum Chapbook Prize in both 2020 and 2021. “My bucket list is entirely about bears.” To visit Sally Quon’s site, click here.