Erin Suurkoivu

So, unbind me


So, unbind me.
Ribbons already litter the floor,
scraps of whatever pretty
you wrapped me up in.

Come acknowledge me as I really am—
bald as an egg, naked as rain,
no different from you—
the fantastic human burden.




Erin Suurkoivu was raised in northern Ontario and has lived in Ottawa, Vancouver, Sooke, B.C., and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her poems have appeared in Leaf PressWicked Alice, and The Soap Box. She has self-published a collection of poems titled Blood for Honey. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island.