Register Sunday | May 26 | 2024

A Letter

a letter is just

paper thrown edgewise: 

light comes through

one fold to another and

halves a shadow, greens it, 

feels like folds of empty

space, scrushable,

could scrush it flat,

ground to a grounding 

halt—and this is what I mean

by a blank world, torn

and moving, a letter just

a bended kite, paper thrown 

edgewise; & light came

through and halved a shadow

twice; slipped an edge,

greened it. ⁂

Edie Reaney Chunn (they/she) is a writer based in so-called “Vancouver,” on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Chunn was the 2021 winner of the Norma Epstein Foundation Award for Creative Writing. Their first play, How the Light Lies (On You), was produced by Eastern Front Theatre and New Pants Project in K’jipuktuk (Halifax) in 2021.