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Common House Magazine

I’m Flying!

Ethan Vilu

The sudden heartbeat of summer gives rise

to my loon calls; scars spread-eagled,

red talons clutching tin wings.


The earth must know I’m playing for keeps.

The sun is brassy nectar in my hands.

I dive away, relinquish the splintered step.

Ethan Vilu (she/her) is a poet and editor from Calgary. Her longsheet A Decision Re: Zurich was published by The Blasted Tree in 2020, and her chapbook Drawings from Before the Red Year is currently out with Anstruther Press. Ethan currently serves as managing editor for filling Station Magazine. She loves horse racing and making vague plans to visit Australia.

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