TWO POEMS by VICTORIA TOYKKALA (v.m.t.)

MINISTRATIONS

originally published in DREICH 10 (Season 4), May 2022


her voice

her presence

a malignancy

invading my happiest thoughts

give me treatment to be free of this metastases

rid me of these feelings i have for her


v.m.t

 

MONSOON


i am a woman on a path of destruction

i am the ruins

my body an architecture

once intact

now bent

& fragmented


i am a monsoon

gusting upon the warm climate you inhabit

& creating storms

within you


v.m.t

 

Victoria Toykkala (v.m.t) is a writer and a cat mom of two, who lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Besides writing, she enjoys coffee, hiking, and thrift shopping. You can follow her on Twitter: @vmtpoetry.