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  blind black-and-blue blueprints to be or not to be bustling blindfold battle battlefield bottle-blond boobs bruises baseball first-base second-base third-base home-base baseball bat blue truck bearings bastard blank black blacked out black mascara running best friends blabber assault and battery baseline borderline blue, blue, blue burning oh boy boys bad boys barking dogs bad … Read moreb

death

Death by Rainer Maria Rilke Before us great Death stands Our fate held close within his quiet hands. When with proud joy we lift Life’s red wine To drink deep of the mystic shining cup And ecstasy through all our being leaps— Death bows his head and weeps.  

CA 15-3

i am cursing you, in this oil-rich city, my hands unsteady. the walls are reverberating. it’s cold outside, and sunny, and even in the early afternoon, the wind is brittle. this morning, i watched the sounds of an olympic hockey game–an announcer in a floral suit, rock n’ roll regurgitating–collapse in the corner of this … Read moreCA 15-3

jasper

dear imaginary readers of this blog, i am currently in jasper trying to finish this last story.  it’s coming along but i’ll admit i’m feeling a bit desperate. it’s difficult to sleep and the drunks come rolling down Patricia Avenue at 3 a.m. and they’re laughing and shouting and singing.  the other night the neighbours had … Read morejasper

a fucking effigy

the globe and mail no longer has literary editors.  it is floating through literary life, unhinged.  there will, however, be improved product placement. please note there will be a globe and mail montage-figure puppet in a business suit burning at my house, later this week.  anyone in? PS   i hear Douglas Coupland is hawking furniture. … Read morea fucking effigy