"Edson’s vivid portrayal of the urban area, as well as the working class and underclass, creates a vision of Saint John that highlights the discrepancy between the pre-modern idyllic notion of life in Atlantic Canada and the more complicated reality of the region."

-The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

Thursday, September 17, 2009


laugh at morality
pure morality
because it doesn’t exist—
that behind closed doors
we are all immoral
we are all skeletons
and if there is a heaven and hell
then most of us
are in trouble

but hell might simply be
realizing that while you lived,
dead loved-ones
(the good ones anyway)
were watching

clogged (from SKELETONS)

he sliced his
arm clean off
in the lawnmower
it was a sunny
sunday morning and
the mower had been
clogged by the dew-covered
grass, and now,
meat and bone,
which will also be
difficult to get out,
especially with only
one arm.