Ave Maters

May the gentle, unrecorded saints

in their unmapped progressions make

a dial around the minutes of my hand

and help me write.

Black stars,

they draw me through their sieves,

through their forgotten histories,

seeing the world from inside out:

mum matter, anti-matter moms -

the flipside of


From Temporary Shelter, Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, N.B.

copyright M. Travis Lane


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