POEM: “Love Like You Do The City” — “With their sensibilities And gentlemanness And their transient bohemianness”

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Love Like You Do The City

You love like you absorb Montreal:
Intense, wild, devoted, wanting it all
genre, RIGHT NOW (!!!)
and this way fast and how
you envision it so endowed
and for the taking
and you are SO looking
for rental signs on balcons
mastering a route from l’apparte
to metro, to your work
and you are SO looking
at the mecs avec des barbes
and the older men and HOW
would you live and where
and which cheese for the supper.

You love like you absorb Montreal:
Passionate, insane, open, wanting it all
bref, RIGHT NOW (!!!)
so is the key to starve in Ottawa
so the culture, film, and style
and the conversations of
interesting Quebecois
POPS!
And stuns and reverberates
The frequency in your soul
With talk of sex and feminisms
With talk of politics and sojourns
With their sensibilities
And gentlemanness
And their transient bohemianness
To enjoy love making
Like an ice cream
And seek love, too, as I do the City

Like it is LIFE-saving,
And absolutely EVERYTHING.

Montreal,
June 11, 2018

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