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POEM: “Your Mind Tonight” — You always, always find your way / and when I lost mine you stayed.

Your Mind Tonight I took this moment to take this photo as he walked off into the distance. Parted, he drifted floated in the crowd. And when he noticed I wasn’t with him turned around. No panic. No reaction. I watched you watch and look about. Un-phased, but you would have logically sorted out the […]

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POEM: “Suzanne of Montreal” — My arms started flailing at your mention! / My eyes welled up teary at reflection!

Suzanne of Montreal Oh well, yesterday I talked of you. My feet foot steps soles up on my desk And I told her of you: I was OVERTAKEN! My arms started flailing at your mention! My eyes welled up teary at reflection! Oh how we walked together after work lost in the magic of you […]

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POEM: “Magnificent Thunder” — And the way you couldn’t be arsed! Nor gave a toss. / Yet you gave the girl your number, you hoped she’d call.

Magnificent Thunder The way you needed a woman like a hole in your head was attractive. The on-again, off-again thing, many in your bed probably not so much; but, meh, I got it. When you’d go to the cinema: Whirld and Everyman, and tell me about it: “You can drink wine!” you’d say without exclamation […]

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POEM: “Peace of Mind” — But mostly it’s cuz I will fail to fall apart / To rush to save another with carpenter hands and Carhartts

PEACE OF MIND Tonight, I’m so happy I could cry. And it’s not from the romance of streets in Montreal along Parc Lafontaine and people on Bixi, and me in a blazer blazing fashionable taking my dinner comfortable- on vélo then shopping at the Rachelle-Berry food store. It’s not my mug of tea and a […]

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POEM: “Dear Olga” — Dear Olga because you’re reading / I think of you often since our first meeting.

Dear Olga Dear Olga because you’re reading I think of you often since our first meeting. How long was the plane ride? We didn’t see it go by! We talked of lovers, and marriage And sex and your Montreal living. Dear Olga because you noted That I don’t write when I’m gone from Montreal. That […]

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POEM: “I Am Illiterate” — Do you read me? / Do you copy? / Unlikely…

I Am Illiterate So thank you For letting me tell you about my men their bodies and brilliance their love for me and my love for them And how every time, without fail That I looked at my mother’s handwriting And read the Halmark cards, “for my precious daughter” How any scribble penned Of how […]

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POEM: “Others” — The other day I poured my soul / To a busy friend who said “yeah, I dunno.”

Others My mother and my sister They’d always say that I thought I was better Better than everyone else. But how can you think you’re worth something now When your mother and sister are always putting you down? And my step-mother had sense: She said sometimes you gotta break a pattern if you want to […]

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POEM: “Urge and Ways” — For if we failed to sink in slow…

Urge and Ways Last night, I kissed you fierce from behind a door there you were hiding for years in a dream about me rallying folks to New York and where the sidewalk in creamed white like snow and water blended into a stream. They shouted “It’s the Pacific Ocean, lady,” And watch your step […]

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POEM: “Guard Gods” — The books are done / The stories all concluded. / The magic that drove it / Parked, and deluded.

Guard Gods When your gods are dead And your guards are down It’s a sign my dear You’re done with this town. And all the men Once all in your bed Once all so numbered Have all fled. Magic abounded in nights on end Potential released in a glass of red. Bottle uncapped as you […]

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POEM: “DJ IKEA And Your Brilliant Sound” — Do not think I tell them of love.

DJ IKEA And Your Brilliant Sound When you were putting that album together Sent me tunes through the ether I said to you how I’d love it and it would matter MOST to hear your tunes played LOUD in concert! I missed you in Hoxton. Another gig somewhere. But tonight I played you LOUD on […]

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