Angeline Schellenberg

Song for Sex

Oh, mashup of poetry and friction,
all here-ness and bungle,
here’s to years of trust, flashes of huzzah,
the grudging forgiveness,
and the halleluiah.

Bathing, Sinking

The B&B where I
bathed in lavender (before
bubbles could make me cry)

lies around the corner from

the Misery—
first syllables of
the hospital where you were
never born.

Angeline Schellenberg, author of Tell Them It Was Mozart (Brick Books, 2016), lives in Winnipeg, Canada, with her husband, two teenagers, and a German Shepherd-Corgi.