I Wish I Was a Snowbird
the world is travelling
in long journeys of survival.
We’re told that space is expanding,
but I don’t know what that means
The flowers have popped
In less forgiving climates
only a special few will survive.
I’m not multiplying
until conditions are good.
I question why we’re here,
what we’re doing.
I wish I was a Floridian snowbird.
I want to continually leave
then come back again.
Sasha Torchinsky is a queer Jewish writer & artist born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Sasha is inspired by James Baldwin, reality television, and freaks everywhere.
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