festival of laughs

2 Aug

montreal takes pride in its summer festivals
probably like any other four season city
stuffing as much “fun” between the equinoxes
before everyone burrows under and dies.

i don’t mind loneliness louder than actually being alone.
we the faceless are all waiting for the same
canaille washboard scrape,
bass drum thump,
guitar,
banjo,
sweet mandolin
and scratchy voice
welcoming us 2 steps forward
2 back
2 to the left
2 to the right
and
singing l’eau (loh) et lait (lay)
real fast
l’eau et lait
we’re yodelling in wild west quebec
and we’re still stepping
2 to the left
2 to the right
come morning.

*broken bats baseball
and number 9, number 9

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3 Responses to “festival of laughs”

  1. tonichristmann August 3, 2013 at 1:51 am #

    Zydeco! Do you call it a fais-do-do?

    • kvennarad August 3, 2013 at 5:43 am #

      I think you’re only the length of a continent away, Sis. But Steve will decide the ups, downs, and acrosses of it.

    • steve August 3, 2013 at 10:49 am #

      i call it a good time and with washboard a bit slam dancy.

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