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From: Blood


There’s an impatience in us, You’ve left just a scratch, Bones are the hardest part of us, So many men, Once, the john slipped inside me, You’re thinking about it, I enjoyed the john’s unselfishness, Not that I would want, I think spring comes for all of us, You’re a scar now, The john would have known, I love how characters, I’m not always allowed that kind of peace, It shouldn’t surprise me, It’s strange how fear travels, Connecting, If feelings come in waves, I count, You asked about my brain, It’s been replaced.



Tyler Pennock

Tyler Pennock, author of Bones (2020), is a Two-Spirit Queerdo from Faust, Alberta, and is a member of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. They were adopted from a Cree and Métis family, and reunited with them in 2006. Tyler is a graduate of Guelph University’s Creative Writing MFA program (2013), as well as the University of Toronto (2009). They have lived in Toronto for the past 25 years.