Monday, June 14, 2021

new from above/ground press: Labour Day, by James Lindsay

Labour Day
James Lindsay

April 22, Winnipeg
From above I saw Manitoba
Ice break apart like from above
I saw California peppered
By wildfire after a never ending
Airport with crumpled sighing
River lines like bunched veins
And from above cloud fields
That feel the missing more than
Your worst nights without the white
Noise machine and my phone breaks
You into hotel blind slats putting up
A pitiful resistance against streetlight

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
June 2021
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

James Lindsay
is the author of the poetry collections Our Inland Sea, Double Self-Portrait, and the chapbook Ekphrasis! Ekphrasis!. He is owner of the record label Pleasence Records and works in publishing.

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 rob_mclennan (at) or the PayPal button at

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