Image by Danielle Dolson

ROOTS

the madrigal, volume ii

Sunshower

by b. pick

Rain drips

down off the awning

of your childhood home

a lesson in dew and

doing the right thing;

as we cross the threshold

Of a cabin

built with broken nails

and cracking cuticles

hammered to aromatic

cedar with false idols

wrapped around ring fingers.

b. pick is a lesbian poet and creative non-fiction author based in small town Canada. They are an English student at Western University, where they work as the Opinions Editor for the Western Gazette. Their work has most recently appeared in Tipping the Scales, Second Chance Lit, and Grubstreet Journal, among others. When they're not writing, b. is an earring maker, a mom friend, and lover of all things pink. They can be found offline cuddled up with their French Bulldog, Colette, and a cup of herbal tea, or on Twitter at @_bpick.