Illustration: Rame Abdulkader.
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Oh Romeo
Do you know where you are?
Frenching a bottle of scotch
Pills float in it
Under a Quebec park bench.

You beg us to kill you



Oh speak again
You who denied your wife,
Your children
What’s Dallaire?
If not your service
Your stoic stance

A handshake

Has that fiery baptism
23 years past
Taken your name

It was not you
Who cost you
Your perfection.

James Lewicki, political science student.