ditch,

the poetry that matters

Matthew Dunphy

Matthew Dunphy, from Millbrook, Ontario, is currently attending Wilfred Laurier University.

 

The Chemistry to Zeal

 

 

I have the chemistry to flow down river –

                                                we all do, for the right cent.

                            Formulas to stay the course

                                                to zeal

                                                to connect a 7-10 split

                                                and throw your sex onto others

                                                                  and have them heave theirs unto you.

            Maybe one to catalyze the smell of an alley in Taipei,

                                                                                                                     certainly

for a good night out

 

these things, savory savoir or otherwise

                                                           burke, redemption, anima: all are from

chemistry.

 

but is there a one to spark sagacity for our need?

                                            i say probably: in a chocolate bar somewhere, or an armchair.

                                                  

You would have to ask the chemists.

 

 

 

 

Cessation of Existence

 

 

       What defines flow

    From coffin from womb

 

   am I a shell –

    a cloak shrouding neon

 

                    or am I

                  an oyster

                     devoid of pearl,

                     simply meat, drifting

                  between rock

                      and coral –

 

 no divinity but squall for the sun.

 

 

 

 

                      

Apparition

 

                       

 

Aspiration:

 

affliction

 

Attention:

 

affiliation.

 

Apprehension:

 

Americanization,

 

acquisition –

 

assimilation.

 

 

  

 

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