When gravity reversed

I was walking down Aylmer

in the McGill Ghetto

peanut butter and tea in hand


We all fell up

and I lost my purchases

as I caught a tree


I pulled myself along its branches

into the nearest house

It was all tinkling jagged shards

and broken tables

but at least I could stand


I’ve been here

for days now

Whoever lived here

has not returned


Yesterday I heard a neighbor

begging the sky for mercy

like it was

a hungry beast


I have started to imagine

that it is


In my dreams the sky

is a blue dragon–

beautiful but deaf, blind,

and starving.


Weirdly, I find myself

well suited to this

apocalyptic life.


It calms me somehow,

this chaos I can comprehend.




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