Musigisg ewniaq, the sky is

turning blue:

aurorae humming electric

dreaming among the clouds.


Milamu’gl jugo’tui:

Bring me the different

colors of a murmuration

of strange birds

taking to air when

dawn arrives.


Paqtasultieg, We are shining bright

in the three suns of a

new stratosphere,

watching limb reach

to limb in the arterial

lace of branches,

a boreal exhalation

of tree-lined infinity—


Minijig, they bear fruit,

with frost like silver steel,

a shimmering future free

from clockwork incantation.


(Editors’ Note: “Paqtasultieg” is read by Matt Peters on the Uncanny Magazine Podcast, Episode 40A.)


Tiffany Morris

Tiffany Morris is a Mi’kmaw writer of speculative fiction and poetry from Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia. She is the author of the horror poetry collection Elegies of Rotting Stars (Nictitating Books, 2022). Her work has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, and Apex Magazine, among others. She has an MA in English with a focus on Indigenous Futurisms. She is a member of the Speculative Fiction Poetry Association and the Horror Writers Association, and her work has been nominated for Elgin, Rhysling, and Aurora Awards. Find her at or on twitter @tiffmorris.

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