I know this wave, from another time, another
longitude, another sand dune, sand dial, sand
sculpture, another isle, with another swoon,
another tide formed against the wishes of an
unforgiving sea goddess, waves woven from
her minacious tresses, covets coalesce in untidy
tidelines. I know this piece of coast from another
maroon vessel, another sternpost, another
argute watch deck, another hue, another fugacious
view, another selkie blue, between midnight and
wild violet, shades broken by waters that sit
still awaiting the return of a restive moon.
Donia G. Mounsef grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. She is a Canadian-Lebanese poet, playwright, and dramaturge. She splits her time on either side of the Canadian Shield, between Toronto and Edmonton where she teaches theater and poetry at the University of Alberta. She is the author of a poetry collection Plimsoll Lines (Urban Farmhouse Press, 2018), and a chapbook Slant of Arils (Damaged Goods Press, 2015), reviewed in Fruita Pulp.