Ascend

by Nilofar Shidmehr

On top of this mountain
lies Jewel Lake
we lie on it

sky and sun 
on top of us
binds us together 

layers of love
rising to where 
resides the Lord.

Nilofar Shidmehr is a bilingual writer, poet, arts-informed research scholar, and educator. She is the author of two collections of short fiction and five books of poetry in English and Persian. Shidmehr has served three times as a Writer-in-Residence in Canada. She teaches in the Liberal Arts Program at Simon Fraser University.

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