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Monday's Poem

© 2010 Kyle Ferguson

Kyle Ferguson is completing postdoctoral studies at the University of British Columbia. He has published about 50 works of nonfiction, five of which are books. Many of his poems have been published internationally in literary magazines and anthologies, including Quills, Chimera, Sein und Werden, Crannog, and Orbis. "Primrose Path" was first published in The Delinquent magazine (UK).

Primrose Path

They huddled around
the bonfire. Him,

wearing a tinfoil
helmet & bicycle

reflectors for goggles;
her, donning the Burger

King tiara & grass
skirt she lifted out

of a trash bin. In
spite of everything

he said about
people not

owning possessions/
possessions owning

people, she still
can't stop thinking

about going back
for the coconut-shell

bikini top & oversized
novelty glasses, which,

in her defense, would compliment
any of her outfits.