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Babo Kamel

Babo Kamel’s work is published in reviews such as Greensboro Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, CV2, Poet Lore, and most recently in Best Canadian Poetry 2020. She is a Best of Net nominee, and a six-time Pushcart nominee, Her chapbook, After, is published with Finishing Line Press. Find her at:

Winter in Montreal

Window dreaming through lace,
the snowflakes, large and brash

totally themselves until ground fall.
A cold and endless welcoming

There is something about winter
storms, the day leaving you

to your own deep drifts
awake but not fully

of the world, and all the edges
softening into something other

And afterwards, the wind lost
in stillness, the first walk

into late afternoon, your breath
against snow- glisten

the moon takes its place
in the thin broth of sky.
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