on our day off we walk the Pink Lake Trail
small load bearing stones on the muscles in need of expression
incomplete and somewhat unstable, I claim all errors as my own
I understand some things of decomposition
fold the page until it tears with ease
Cameron Anstee lives and writes in Ottawa ON where he runs Apt. 9 Press and is pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the University of Ottawa. Recent chapbooks have been published by above/ground press, The Emergency Response Unit, and St. Andrew Books. He blogs on things Ottawa, literary, and ephemeral at www.cameronanstee.wordpress.com.
This poem is from the chapbook Regarding Renewal (above/ground press, 2012), a second above/ground press title by Anstee, released as part of above/ground press’ 19th anniversary celebrations this month.