Wednesday, August 21, 2019

new from above/ground press: The President of the United States, by Michael Dennis

The President of the United States
Michael Dennis

one more day

buried another old friend this week
and it makes a certain sense
me and my friends are getting older
most of us were not good to our younger selves
alcohol and pot and alcohol and pills
and so on

there’s no way of knowing
how many days any of us have left
I plan on spending my days with K
she’s out in the garden now
trimming plants and pulling weeds

we both know what is coming
hope for one more night in bed
one more morning
the sun coming up from the east
her eyes seeing mine

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
August 2019
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Michael Dennis
is a poet from Ottawa, Ontario.  He has published numerous books and chapbooks, and has been widely published in Canadian literary journals and magazines. For the last six years Dennis has been the labour behind “Today’s book of poetry” a regular blog where Dennis talks about books of poetry he likes. Dennis has posted 772 blogs/reviews of Canadian and American small press poetry. These days he can be found on his porch in Vanier.

This is Dennis’ third chapbook with above/ground press, after the on-going dilemma of small change (1995) and what we pass over in silence (1996).

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; in US, add $2; outside North America, add $5) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9. E-transfer or PayPal at at rob_mclennan (at) or the PayPal button at

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