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Suzanne S. Rancourt, Abenaki/Huron, Quebecois, Scottish descent, has authored Billboard in the Clouds, NU Press, (Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas First Book Award,) murmurs at the gate, Unsolicited Press, 2019, Old Stones, New Roads, MSR Publishing, 2021. Songs of Archilochus, Unsolicited Press, forthcoming October 2023. Suzanne was a participating fellow in Nature Culture’s Writing the Land Project, guest artist at UMI’s New England Literature Program; the Sundog Poetry Center; Solstice MFA. A USMC and Army Veteran, Suzanne is a multi-modal Expressive Arts Therapist with degrees in psychology, writing, Credentialed Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Aikido and Iaido.


Trigger Warning

You are not an explorer
playing with words, double entendre, double standards
in green eyed night vision fumbling for your
dumbfounded make up and syntactical excursions
with twists – turns – switchbacks – cliffs

The body of my land is tired of your taking just because you can
you talk nonstop. how can you breathe? do you fear
that breath brings you life?
you piss your exhalations
on everything that could save you

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