June 11, 2008

on the edge of a new country

     The pure products of America go crazy
           William Carlos Williams


a ring in the new year; a ring through the ears

sleeping silently against the better part
               of the previous century

in part against past the breathing green & the
breathing will go in & out & it will go
in again

when charles de gaulle said vive le quebec libre
old mike pearson on the next plane him

               in the country, out, whichever one

he thought he was in

if it was my legal right to slip the paper piece

dangerous in turns & times; dangerous
against itself, a reeling

—rob mclennan

Posted by dwaber at 12:57 PM