I Wish I Was a Snowbird

Every year, 
the world is travelling
in long journeys of survival.
We’re told that space is expanding,
but I don’t know what that means
for me.

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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