Views from the 6

by Emma Healey

Emma Healey is the author of Begin With the End in Mind (Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2012). Her work has been published in places like the LA Review of Books, the National Post, CV2, Maisonneuve, Joyland and Lemon Hound. Visit her website.

After all, it’s still Drake in our strip clubs and Drake in our space heaters, Drake iridescing for Drake on the drive home all Drake in our mentions, Drake sees how we King something aches in our new shoes for real world-class concrete Drake our disappointment our Drake our strength Drake’s best party trick is our own good impression of condos and night drives some streetcar rings Drake in a silver hush over our basement a prayer like a grave in the silence from drawn breath to dawning our phones too hum Drake just the word like that Drake really slow while we sleep while awaiting our new voices shaking and sure how we’ll Drake us in chorus someday on our way to a place with more stuff and less winter the 14-day Forecast says Drake too for weeks now we ask ourselves how there is Drake in our awful new area code how we are moved to be Drake in our first and last Drake in our stay here Drake holds our deposit for safe keeping Drake on it day and night don’t you ever worry about how Drake stays writing himself into every new blueprint how Drake like a code now a bylaw in our blood and power should we ever win at forgetting ourselves Drake has us has it covered

 


Emma Healey is the author of Begin With the End in Mind (Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2012). Her work has been published in places like the LA Review of Books, the National Post, CV2, Maisonneuve, Joyland and Lemon Hound. Visit her website.

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