Wilkie, SK


shaded, dust licked alleys
fringed by chipped-tooth

the gaps,
black peepholes
into stunted history

moaning diesel
pleads for mercy
or escape,

sun roasts an

in the pitted heart
of prairie

© Anthony Gorman 2017

image: https://www.pinterest.com/roniarocks/prairie-pioneer-homestead/

2 thoughts on “Wilkie, SK

  1. “sun roasts an air-sick town”, being drowned in an inability to appreciate the sun, and then the last stanza, in praire grounds where your heart shouldn’t be pitted and this ghost town shouldn’t be.

    No idea, if that was where you’re going with this, but I thought it was masterful!


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