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,
sweet mandolin
and scratchy voice
welcoming us 2 steps forward
2 back
2 to the left
2 to the right
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


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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