aaron tucker

ISBN: 978-0-9864965-0-9
24 pp
Fall 2009



the city breeds unseen buildings
daily structures fogged and murky
microscopic presences despite the peaks and
angles and walls carved finger width
we construct the city with these large areas
the smaller spaces recombined within

space is the medium here
exterior shells: the forgotten block
a set of neighbors on a sandy jutting
hermit crabs washed up grey and smoggy

is space lifted from the corporeal transferred
to the fissures only when empty when strange?
if the repetition is function and bodily here
is only finger width what are reflective surfaces
subway doors the rear curve of cars giving?

the distorted familiar re-image is us
fogged and microscopic

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  4. […] Tucker’s poetic works and reviews have been published across Canada. His chapbook, apartments, was shortlisted for the 2010 bpNichol Chapbook Award. His current project, titled punchlines, is […]

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