eglington station

by Prince Poirier

subway tracks far below
like a trench. when I was four
I fell in, trying to catch a mouse,

guess I saw too many cartoons,
thought that animals were my friends
and trains didn’t kill.

babysitter screaming at me
yanking me out, what would my mom think?
train speeding by. close.

these days I’m too old for a babysitter.
I look down into that trench
and wonder if I missed the war.


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Demon Hickeys is "Out of Print" from The Blasted Tree Store.

Featured by The Blasted Tree: May 28, 2015

Prince Poirier

Contributing Author

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Demon Hickeys by Prince Poirier is a Blasted Tree original collection of poetry.

ISBN [Digital]: 978-1-987906-08-0

Cover Design by Kyle Flemmer - Cover Image by Ashley Kiel