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Archive for April 8th, 2009

Oakville, Ontario

Eight Minutes

one minute after

midnight: a child weeping

not mine, nevermind

nevermind


crown of thorns

walking the streets alone

oakvillains beware

oakvillians

compartmentalize

analyze and euthanise

will we remember

remember1

dog-eared, dogmatic

science vs. religion

poetry saves

saves

accidents happen

tragedies become us

like a neck tie worn

necktie


three-thirty-one:

smile for the camera

omniscient I

i

learn to walk first

pen to paper. clarify

flies look on. and wait

wait


nothing more to say

my darling little daughter

but goodbye, the end

fin

Robert Whiteley is the owner of a used and rare bookstore in Oakville called “The Poet’s Pulpit”.  His first book of poems A Moment in Time was published in 2004. He currently lives just west of Toronto with his wife and son.

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