ditch,

the poetry that matters

Nathaniel G. Moore

Nathaniel G. Moore is the author of Let's Pretend We Never Met (Pedlar, 2007) and works in Toronto as an editor and journalist.

 

CURB YOUR EUTHANASIA

at a party last night a Holy Oak barista said to Spencer
"SO ARE YOU AND NATHANIEL MAKING A
RACIST BAR?" he told me today, adding “I had trouble

understanding her because obviously she was remembering
incorrectly then she pushed me off her balcony she didn't have
to think about it she was disgusted with us so she murdered us

even though you were not there at the party.”

The idea was to throw parties for strangers who we admired
who were all the same ethnicity. Now when I tell the story
I just say its an episode of curb your euthanasia

MISS HIJACK PAGEANT
 

 

Well, look who loves me and
wants to talk to me all day long

Let’s get wasted before your
trip to Montréal so you can’t

remember


Where you live or where you
are going lets go to Holy Oak
and burn down the bar and
roll a powder keg in through

the back and roll it down

 

the stairs alit Let’s fist fight
in the bathroom and have

poutine throwing contests

let’s wear the wrong shoes and
enslave me to carry you you drunk
awful down the right street and
watch us fumble with take out

pouting timing throwing each
throttling bone we possess at

one another let’s have prehistoric

dirty sex and talk of pissing off
the help and rebel rouse the clock
work orangutans

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