Friday, August 10, 2012

Construction, by Cameron Anstee

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

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.

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