Newspapers, flocking through alleys and financial district afternoons,
dirty and old, in steam and storm drain fumes,
catching on cable-car cables and short-turn loops
over empty Adelaide and its smoking concierges,
idle streetcars, whirring, watches ticking, short-cutting cabbies,
and then a squall of briefcases and deli sandwiches.
and we will reach an age when we erase everything incriminating
those pictures we've out-grown
whatever our ex-lovers think of us now
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Jason Freure lives in Toronto, Canada. He was the host of Argo Bookshop's open mic and reading series in Montreal until 2011. He has also had poems published in Vallum, The Maynard, and other print and online publications.