Jessi MacEachern | A LOOK BACK

A LOOK BACK

 

Cradling the top-tasting gin-soaked ice
the lines between whispers

against neighbourhood regulations‚ÄĒ
Obscure the view

Our thoughts have
trouble living next to poetry

careen from pillow down to city sidewalk
the sun the air the stillness ………………….. is

still …………………………….. consumes chews cuts
holds complaints dear

 

Author’s Bio

 

Jessi MacEachern is a PhD candidate in √Čtudes anglaises at the Universit√© de Montr√©al. Her article, ‚ÄúThe Feminist Poet Re-Creates the Soundscape: The Excessive Noise of Lisa Robertson and Rachel Zolf,‚ÄĚ is available in Studies in Canadian Literature 42.2 and her poetry has appeared in Canthius, MuseMedusa, PRISM, and CV2.