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re:call

Joe Blades
From:   River Suite. Toronto: Insomniac Press, 1998.


morning sky unmoving grey
not still   not calm   but heavy
weighted   waiting for too much
saturation   cooler air

dusty black silk morning
black socks   grey shorts
underwear   sneakers   waiting
to climb regent hill

ugly yellow bruise clouds
inside punctured elbow
waiting   aching   waiting
for what new day?   what end?

coffee made in mug
lips have not opened
not parted for air
sound   food   damn words

few birds sing   the only sounds
after trash mafia rattled bins
grey yellow skin shadows
unsettled eyes staring


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