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Parse the weather (no walls, no canals)
what’s seen’s our bioluminesence.

Not our paths but the roadside fixtures
(though not the fixtures themselves).

Closer: no infrastructure. Networkers’ detrius.
The archeologist suggests: Leave everything,

thinking of their students’ students.
Gyres of threats and some apology.

We feared we’d freeze, and then we’d burn.
What we does rhymes with learn, but only only.

When I was young
we were running out of gum.

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Today’s poem was prompted with a simple request: write about manmade creation seen from space. After protesting even the Great Wall’s visibility’s a myth, my partner pointed out the lights. Bless her. Also thanks to Ben Ladouceur for the bit about archeology.

Image source: NASA.

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Download You Will Be Seeing Unusual Accomplishment – the first concrete collaboration between Justin Million & myself.

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Written over two days on a typewriter and assembled with a flatbed scanner for the 2013 Ottawa Zine Off, YOU WILL BE SEEING UNUSUAL ACCOMPLISHMENT is a poetic exploration of Ed Leedskalnin’s Coral Castle. The American Stonehenge was built for Ed’s “Sweet Sixteen” and to this day it’s construction remains a mystery.

We thank everyone involved in the Ottawa Zine Off (lucky you with your hard-copies!), and anyone’s who’s ever posted or hosted content regarding Ed & his Castle online.

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