Thursday, March 26, 2020

new from above/ground press: Love Is not An Algorithm, by George Stanley

Love Is Not an Algorithm
George Stanley

West Broadway

Foreshortened the street
in my damaged eye
the crowd seems pressing
closer & faster.

In the eyes, mouths,
faces coming nearer
my good eye recognizes
what we all know.

Yet every eye in its personal dark
looks off in a different direction
out of space into time
realms of light or deeper darkness.

With eyes lowered, we pass each other.
A guy on a bike comes up from behind,
passes me, soundless.
Oh, I am one of you.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
March 2020
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

A native of San Francisco, George Stanley has lived in BC since 1971, and has published ten books of poetry, including Vancouver: A Poem, After Desire, North of California St., and West Broadway (with George Bowering’s Some End) all from Vancouver's New Star Books.

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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