Atlases & Almanacs

Tina Zafreen Alam

Bangladesh-Canada

liberation is concentric circles shifting landscapes and geography bringing
what is out in and pushing what is in out. active displacement/replacement lives
in movement, relationship—dynamic (dynamism). black-centered liberation becomes freedom
focused on safety, spiraling and unraveling outwardly with release at each turn the thread loosens
undulating soon dancing in breezes and swaying
to bird and sky songs. rhythm, the metronome keeping each piece in place. the wing-beats
of swallows rising on air, landing on leaves. what beats dirt and green heart songs? imagine
inside out maps with permeable borders. we all become dashes. restructured angles and security
is soft sunshine lightly filtered through outstretched branches. cartographers mapping spring
forest melodies at the overlap of concrete and nature, human and tree.

what can clouds teach us about moving?




Tina Zafreen Alam is a Guest Contributor to Panorama.