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afterwords

for Patrick Lane poems are/ what we die with… your weathered body smelling of earth unwashed still lips sealed new lines yet unwritten salt on the tongue not the knot known but the not knowing an I after the I … Continue reading

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Horatian Ode after the State of the Union Address (02/05/2019)

you dress the idea of your importance in perennial regalia you situate yourself as the highest star in the cluster neither leader nor equal but impotent in the usual paraphernalia you’re under the control of the direst forgers of bluster … Continue reading

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wild apples

I want to burn your Ontario to the ground the one built on fear whether it’s coloured red or blue I want exorcisms I want them to stop aping the Republic there are no proofs for what I say except … Continue reading

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The Czar’s Mangled Blather

a parody of The Star-Spangled Banner Continue reading

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Confession

Just one time, in a friendly way with this sweet woman, her arm in your arm, no brassy politics, apply yourself with tenderness to the memory of your own fears solemnly, like a river at night, it’s late but try … Continue reading

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Angry Cries

Fans spread out their arms and wave continuously, trying to disperse the shadows that dance, twirling and tapping in the orchard of broken trees, their hands pulling at each other, at the wind. Their fists pump the air the clouds … Continue reading

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Teleprompter

on the eve of high winds sometimes several shredding the now all of us seeking shelter the leader’s lack of tone dimming the lights debt narrowing us all millions of souls without roofs disaster voyeurs chasing storms hurricanes signifying the … Continue reading

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rain-swept

finny atoms, shivering as I write, and trumpets in the bones endorsing the season, taking aim and then missing damp desire, antsy anticipation at the core my town car vandalized by crows bleak drama of summer chill playing a slow … Continue reading

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Shadows of Hiroshima

you lie down in the artist’s trance translating your selves onto pavement assuming annihilation with coloured chalk you vaporize yourselves leaving reminders for the dawn sidewalks strewn with auras around the disappeared two-dimensional ghosts prostrate before invisible firestorms mundane activity … Continue reading

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Ghosts of War

I hear them gearing up for battle – old war-horses brought back to drill us with intemperate speech. Mothers and fathers, wives and children urged on to crowd the roadsides and cheer. We’re here again, but this time, mourning. Our … Continue reading

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