The Table

The Table (For Rod Anstee)

“The table isn’t immortal, though it hums a tune of going on forever.”

–Ron Padgett


my nerves fail watching the soccer

I read and listen instead


it doesn’t work; we lose






at least Ron Padgett is in the world

saying the things he says

in just the way that he says them

at the moment we need to hear them

Published by Cameron Anstee

Cameron Anstee lives and writes in Ottawa ON where he runs Apt. 9 Press and is pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the University of Ottawa.

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