Synapse Writer-In-Residence #NPM16
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-