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Staring Contest

I’ve been having a staring contest with an empty pack of Pall Mall Reds for months now. It’s been bounced around in the wind from the gutter to the grass. It greets me in the morning and I say good … Continue reading

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Dancing Ghosts

A border town jazz band playing old favourites for lovers dancing with the ghosts of their dead spouses. A slow lament for slow moving feet and outside someone tosses a ripped up photograph into the dirt because he caught his … Continue reading

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Nothing for the Page

I have nothing for this page tonight I have nothing to give and nothing to say. Nothing decent anyway. I wrote letters today just to put words on the page but I wrote them with a perfunctory sense of duty … Continue reading

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Dropped Phone Blues

And in that one swift moment cement met Chinese child labour results and power fled the hallowed halls of circuits. Upon replacement of the displaced battery the once laser like movements were sluggish and deadened like a quadriplegic playing starting … Continue reading

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Side 1/Side 2

A new collection of poetry. 38 new poems. Side 1 and Side 2. Flip it like a record, and read your preference of the poetry. Shoot me an email at bradytighe@gmail.com and I’ll send you one. $15. Side 1 Poems … Continue reading

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Adolescent/Middle School Sports Failures

When the only word you’ve written is “fuck”/16 times in a row/then you know you’re in it/a mental dead zone/not writer’s block/but all of your thoughts bottlenecked/fighting to get through/gouging eyes/clawing limbs/a deafening cacophony of thoughts/misery biting the ankles of … Continue reading

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Birds of Victoria

This poem is from my upcoming book, Side 1/Side 2. The book comes out tomorrow! There are the ducks of Beacon Hill Park the seagulls that perch on the windowsills of the Strathcona Hotel there are the peacocks that preen … Continue reading

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