CARD GAME WITH DISABLED FRIENDS
DOMINIK PARISIEN

Death was at the table
because of course
it always is. We were in that moment
no more or less aware of it
than you. What else is there to say
except that we were
young & old & maybe pained
or that we played & breathed
& were.


Dominik Parisien‘s work can be found in Quill & Quire,The Fiddlehead, Plenitude, Wordgathering, as well as other magazines and anthologies. His poetry chapbook We, Old Young Ones is forthcoming from Frog Hollow Press through its Dis/Ability series. He is also the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, which won the Shirley Jackson Award. His latest project is Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, with Elsa Sjunneson-Henry. Dominik is a disabled, bisexual French Canadian. He lives in Toronto.