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Farewell, My Sea

The morning the quake hit the city I swore I’d ride full gallop into that sea and never look back. I listened to Jay-Z, shoved tiny nectarines into my satchel, and fled West past the Prime Minister who stood at the corner of 4th and Trutch disguised as a Dutch milkmaid with rosy cheeks. Kits …

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Apiary of Underclothes

This poem was first published in Geist 70 and now in the 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. After the beer parlour, we set off for the islands drinking whiskey from Tupperware cups. We jimmied the radio for baseball—Expos were up. I didn’t know what day it was, or the year. Finally, I thought, a good-sized man, …

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