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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


E. Ian Cibula is a graduate of Concordia University's Honours English Lit program. A leaf tied to many winds, he makes Montreal his transplanted home and works bringing things to life as a freelance writer, editor and gardener as he awaits the next strong gust.

Ian Cibula



After the severance comes the crumble,
where foundations get shaken
and you
the bits of rubble rearrange themselves
in patterns you don't want to recognize –
the revealing aftershocks that shear off layers of veneer
when peeled back brain-searing visions of solitude steer
teary eyes to bleary decisions. The split
personality stripped of its better half grows