Listen to Christine Fellows read “Appleseeds”


What better food

than apple seeds — the fruit

within the fruit — locked in

like counter-curved twin


— Marianne Moore


Stillness interrupted —

soft-soled shoes skim linoleum, passing —

learns a rhythm over time


Together with the elevator, the intercom, 

your unconscious breath finds traction in the din, 

Leaning in


Time confined —

lunch carts clog the corridor, scattering —

learns to break the surface


Ruling out the bleeping machines, the nurses, 

your unconscious seeks its counter-curved twin, 

Locking in

Christine Fellows is a Winnipeg-based songwriter, performer and collaborator. She released Burning Daylight, her sixth album, alongside her first collection of poetry in 2014 (ARP Books).