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By Jonathan Bennett

Obstacles among inner most sectors and public nation-states are puzzled during this medley of up to date poems from a longtime Canadian voice. issues of medication, the army, technological know-how, public family members, social justice, media, enterprise, and the environmental stream are tested, illustrating the negative effects of transparency as opposed to legal responsibility. Exploring the satisfied injuries which could ensue whilst irreconcilable spheres of effect collide, Jonathan Bennett deals insightful, relevant verse with exacting and shiny diction.

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When you cut, it will always be me. A sparrow frightened in the dark. I lived for no one, my heart held out for you alone, for your private aviary. 51 Elegy for Civic Hospital The sun rises cleanly into wet stillness glinting off the night shift worker’s side mirrors and rims, parked over behind. In moments they will emerge from the new hospital, dopy, spent, and see it too. For now only early nurses know. They photograph or stare, or cry—for whom? The ornate concrete frame of the front door, a faceless mouth in final agony, and a piece of the old wing, is all.

I see instead a shaft of light migrating up the wall. I feel it against my cheek, my hand, its welts. This is fertile. I am a tree branch claiming this light. 33 A Dictator Awaiting Trial Is Translated You will live inside my lines, thought the translator, be kept, will conduct business, make your life, or make do, within this inside space. These words now map my cell, border a country imposed not by cement walls, impositions of simpletons who stack lines and bars and believe that my being is contained, that the will of a man would so cave inside this cell.

And deviled eggs? And the coffee in urns? When the last of them is, themselves, silent Who will hum wartime songs drying spoons? And the phantom pain of the Great Depression? How will it ever come up idly again, That lesson in frugality, stoicism? And the Jell-O salad? The wobbly hymns? In this church basement, at this funeral, There is tan linoleum, wainscoting, Worn carpet, a neglected piano. The vibration of now is at my hip, My phone, it’s killing me. I can feel it Arresting my patience, sensitivity, As they turn to look.

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