Sunday, April 14, 2019

Tight

Tonight I cut an apron in
half to make a belt

but then he said
about my waistline that

two cords wouldn't make it
to Dublin.

And I couldn't argue with that.
I couldn't argue with that.

Natch.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Is Spring

They want to Spring
they want to blossom
they want to burst.

Pregnant branches
the buds
the inevitability

and so Spring

is.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

language, delicate

Language feels so delicate sometimes
writing sentences is the worst thing you can do

so then you do it anyway just
a couple lines then you

realize it's not language, delicate,
it's you.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Missed St. Patrick's Day

There once was a fella from Toronto

Who wanted St. Paddy's Day pronto

But he himmed and he hawed

And eventually maud-

lin That poor auld fella from Toronto


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Return

Crisp light. High Park sub

way station. Hawkish circles.

Cherry blossoms bloom.



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

MLK

you say the good defeated
is better than evil
triumphant
?
but then
who is left to
turn the hour glass

Sunday, June 9, 2013

after notes from underground

great

you know
great

but all I've seen since the crash
is a redefinition of what it means to be

working class

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Spring fever

I have an allegory

maybe to authority

it's not serious

just pollen in the air

The Fern Cat by Remedios Varo

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ascension

What if poetry was the first revolution
only to be checked by prose?

What if writing meant enslavement
the icon signified the state?

What if producing and consuming
words

Sunday, November 18, 2012

for/against

In Labrador some say they're for Muskrat Falls
to mean they want to save a river.
In Newfoundland some say they're for Muskrat Falls
to mean they want to build a dam.

Is that just dissonance
or the cost of having to be for or against?