I dreamt I found you at the market buying local apples
You were in a yellow barn jacket Worn patches at the elbows
You said you missed me I put nettles in your cart
Alanna Shaikh was born in a Rust Belt city where it rained all the time and she grew up to work in global health. She now splits her time between writing and pandemic response. She believes that the St. Lawrence River is the best river in the world and clean water is a form of love.