Suspended Animation

It was a good long time ago that the King’s daughters disembarked in New France,
That ancestor Rondeau settled on the north shore of the Île d’Orléans,
That generations have succeeded one another,
That women have birthed… Where does your gaze turn today?
It seems suspended, like a musical pause, in a hiatus,
While a still hesitant, uncertain body
Is swept up in the rising tide
Before the wheels of time are set in motion once again.

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Suspended Animation is part of my series Northern Crossing inspired by feminine adolescence.

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