There was a rock rumoured to grow
one inch every year.
It was a letdown.
The heath once housed
but then they built the church
so she became some nightjars
and took off.
It’s something we do
in the countryside.
We don’t grow a great deal
when the birds we’re made of
have had enough.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
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Ben Ladouceur is the recipient of the 2013 Earle Birney Poetry Prize. His work has been featured in The Walrus, The Fiddlehead, Dragnet, Best Canadian Poetry 2013, and many other magazines and anthologies. Other chapbooks include: Nuuk, In/Words, 2008; Mutt, Odourless Press, 2011; Impossibly Handsome, Ferno House, 2013; and Poem About The Train, Apt. 9 Press, forthcoming in 2014.
The first printing of LIME KILN QUAY ROAD was in 2011.
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