The ready-rot of consciousness. Keeps my nose coldpublished in Ottawa by above/ground press
Three of us rode.
Whose rough-guise. Whose road-gyre
The smoke made it so
The wuzz-or-whir. The monologue will not revive
My memory of her.
Three of us drove. The night’s machinations
For twenty-eight long days. It was only May
The stench visible. In the glass
Would the lilacs be in bloom
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Jessi MacEachern is the author of the poetry collection A Number of Stunning Attacks, as well as the chapbooks Television Poems (above/ground), You Do Not Like Animal Sounds (Ghost City), and Ravishing the Sex into the Hold (Model). Her new poetry collection Cut Side Down is forthcoming with Invisible in 2025. She is the 2022–24 reviewer of Poetics for Oxford University Press's The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Bishop’s University.
This is MacEachern’s second above/ground press title, after Television Poems (2021).
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