Fiction

POEM: “I Am Ready! (Not-Rot)” — I am ready to live it on the cusp of a new time! / For realizing I’ve chosen another city in which to FEEL ALIVE!

(REPOSTED FROM DEC 2018) I Am Ready! (Not-Rot) I am ready for adventure on the cusp of a new year! For double-yoga duties on the first day! — setting the standard for the remaining. And I am ready for adventure on the cusp of a new world. Thriving in Montreal: shopping bliss at Jean-Talon Market […]

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POEM: “French Novel” by Richie Hofmann — we’d have other lovers. Snow fell in our hair.

French Novel By Richie Hofmann You were my second lover. You had dark eyes and hair, like a painting of a man. We lay on our stomachs reading books in your bed. I e-mailed my professor. I will be absent from French Novel due to sickness. You put on some piano music. Even though it […]

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Deep connections to pursue passions together but separately: why I loved the film, “Submergence”

This is what it looks like when two people, passionate about their individual missions, are about to part to go fulfill their purpose, which is dangerous and deadly …. but all about life-saving, and LIFE itself. It’s a scene from a movie called “Submergence” on Netflix. Check it out. It’s glorious. I’m a sucker for […]

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POEM: “How Is Your Rot Going?” — Picked a fight about some disagreement / To exit fastest to go get fucked up again.

How Is Your Rot Going? Tonight I wanted to call you To see how your rot is going. The last time I left you I was saying “I feel sorry for you” And you tried to fight me Beside the Sobey’s Before grabbing some smokes To smoke me. But I was not having any of […]

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POEM: “And telling you to proceed please with him into this fair night.”

And telling you to proceed please with him into this fair night. And if you wished your body was younger Tighter back in the days of never worrying About posture – Forget it, because at 37, my darling You were dumber than dumber. Insecure, and a nutter. Full of expectations that could never deliver. Consuming […]

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POEM: “Because Montreal and the Irish Pub.” — ‘You need to get out more I think.’

Because Montreal and the Irish Pub. Because I was already beaming full I was Just a trip to the Jean Talon And the Jean-Coutu Can set my heart aflame in warmth Because I am in Montreal was what it was. Because I saw a Guinness board On St Laurent and the wood of the Irish […]

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POEM: “Book ends” — Oh wow can timing be off / Meeting at the wrong time for my confidence

Book ends. He offered to take me for sushi in Soho “I know a nice place,” he said in slow-mo. Drunk, stupid. I didn’t hear him. But he offered to bring me sushi at McGill. “I’ll bring you dinner,” he said to eat on a bench. Excited, receiving, I ate it, full. They both know […]

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POEM: “Set It Off” — To set it off without exploding it.

Set It Off I want to race for the splash of scotch on the rocks and my chocolates! I want to tell you about it. Discuss cheesy songs. Hear about the dresses And the sushi boxes And the jogs, the camel toes And anything elses. I want to just walk in the mall, looking. Consider […]

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POEM: “These Regal Men” — And I took a train home feeling boyish / and hair wild without my leather purse.

These Regal Men These regal men dressed in suit pants Like my Dad. And sharp shoes. The Italian I dated like Vincent Cassel. This one’s umbrella – like London. And you in your grey suit. “Every man needs a good suit.” These regal men dressed in black coats Like my Dad. And the umbrella. And […]

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POEM: “The Resonance” — He could explain the same moons

The Resonance “I’ve gotta dead guy’s knee in me” he said about his fixed injury. Why did they tear down the mansions? I asked him on Sherbrooke Street. “To make room this this” as he pointed to the tall building. “Isn’t it interesting that law and right are pretty much the same word in French. […]

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