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Stopping by Esso on a Snowy Evening

The following is an excerpt from Dylan Jewers’ yet to be published composite novel: ‘First In A Chain of Lakes.’ My darling wasn’t in the mood to see me. She...


Poem Every Day #21 – Hunger

            Hunger (PED #21) There is a rumbling in my stomach. All it wants is to devour every little piece of you....


Sink or Swim

Here is a list of things I don’t understand: how to do my taxes, American politics, daylight savings time, how to cook perfect pasta, outer space. Twenty years ago, I...


Poem Every Day #20 – Borrow

          Borrow (PED #20) The rhythmic beat dogs in the background repeating with precision. Light slowly trickles in the tiny slits in opening eyes. Shocked to...


Poem Every Day #19 – Flood

          Flood (PED #19) Flooding my throat with alcohol, lubricating my senses in order to slip past the blocks in my mind....


Poem Every Day #18 – Midnight

          Midnight (PED #18) At high moon the ending of a day, my evening begins. Venturing out to visit my nocturnal friends, gathering in loud, awful...


Poem Every Day #17 – Ancient

          Ancient (PED #17) the sun sneaks through cracks between barren branches. sitting on a park bench, staring across at an enormous pine tree enjoying the...


Poem Every Day #16 – Sour

          Sour (PED #16) The tinge and tang. Toes curl, face crinkles. Needing water to get your taste out of my mouth....


Poem Every Day #15 – Essential

              Essential (PED #15) stumbling over words trying to create something new, to show empathy, emotion, love, loss, beauty, pain. a tortured soul focused...


Poem Every Day #13 – Fog

              Lost Fog (PED #13)   the uncertain fog encompasses me as I wander an aimless path, blinded by my ambivalence....


Poem Every Day #12 – Almost

          Almost (PED #12) the bumble bee floats from petal to petal. black and yellow stripes bob up and down, waving to each other as they...


Poem Every Day #11 – Puncture

              Puncture (PED #11) A quick glance over, your bright blue eyes puncture my lungs, leaving me speechless. Dirty-blond hair sways from your shoulders...


Poem Every Day #10 – Nerve

        Nerve (PED #10) I no longer feel the pain from your selfish ways, breaking down my spirit every time I disappoint. Your burning words and razor...


Those Kitties love their Diamonds and Perle

Last night I strolled on over to Revival Bar on College St, and got a chance to watch the frisky felines of Kitty Nights Toronto Burlesque play with each other,...


Poem Every Day #9 – Tomorrow

            Tomorrow (PED#9) Tomorrow, Tomorrow things will Be different. Tomorrow I will love more. Tomorrow I’ll accept more. Tomorrow promotes more promise. Tomorrow ill leave...


Blackdog Ballroom Balls Out at Cherry Cola’s

Last night I popped into Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘n’ Rolla Cabaret and Lounge, legendary Toronto sanctuary of sin. What was going down? Besides the luscious lady in the window dancing...


Poem Every Day #8 – Delicate

          Delicate (PED #8) The spider’s silky web, a fickle creation. sticky, with the strength to capture prey – numerous victims. Entangle the struggle exiting the...


Poem Every Day #7 – Taken

          Taken (PED #7) meandering through courtyards and alleyways. in and out of hazes and headaches. words lost in translation cloud filled ears ignore the offer....


Poem Every Day #6 – Galaxies

          Galaxies (PED #6) caught up in selfish moments misinterpreting your orbit - revolving around me, but only making one revolution before veering off, away from...


Poem Every Day #5 – Dusk

          Dusk (PED #5) as the sun fades and colours grey my excitement rises for what the darkness might bring. picking the poisons to bring out...