Cyril Wong

approaching gender               its swift assignations

a position of prayer               semblance of submission

above: context of light                its infinite gradations

below: absence                latent approaching

brink of form                deep swell to impossible

tide                raw scarlet to incendiary howl cast

out of liquid fire                stark                unquenchable

First published in Santa Clara Review

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