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Must remember: short list of documents
proves the rule of legal union
in this country and the old one.
It’s all over us. The rules apply on the tarmac
and the blotter, the Astroturf and the linoleum.
Magic is in the details. Romance is all a bank
can offer. I need two of everything.
It’s a massive mess, but the country and its coffers
will hold the salve. I put marriage in the garage
and drove tension out. Blank cheque of confirmation
underwritten by an action plan.

 

 

Alice Burdick lives in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. She co-owns Lexicon Books, an independent bookstore in Lunenburg She is the author of many chapbooks and four full-length poetry collections, Simple Master (Pedlar Press, 2002), Flutter (Mansfield Press, 2008), Holler (Mansfield Press, 2012), and most recently Book of Short Sentences (Mansfield Press, 2016). Deportment, a book of selected poems from the early 1990s to now, is forthcoming in autumn 2018 from Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

 

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“Beware the undertow. Uh-oh.”

 

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