Electric City – Justin Million – April 15

Synapse Writer-In-Residence #NPM16

Electric City

Suburbs come down-
town to glut the art stacks and real food; don’t tell your friends-

hydro roars, whips the poor roofs, powers the overnight
lights of beige offices; sewers drain the spring butt market,

Peterborough Last Week an ad always
trumpeting retail thaw; the waters rise above ManPower (you can’t swim here):

Rogers Cove. Little Lake.
Locks control the water; making boats float’s a flat attraction-

where little christ minds float anti-
choice ads on public buses, forget christ was common, if at all.

The whallop being the small town mayor’s called
“Your Excellency”, so peasants rejoice in a gape to catch a drop of reign-


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