For you, a shrine opens
at each intersection,
all warmth in the eyes and arms.
Jen Currin is the author of the story collection Hider/Seeker (Anvil Press, 2018), as well as four poetry collections, The Inquisition Yours (winner of the 2011 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry), School (finalist for the 2015 Dorothy Livesay, Pat Lowther and ReLit awards), Hagiography (Coach House, 2008) and The Sleep of Four Cities (Anvil, 2006). She lives on the unceded territories of the Qayqayt Nation (New Westminster, BC, a suburb of Vancouver) and teaches in the Creative Writing and ACP Departments at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.