06 February 2012

staircase poem 1

on the mythical beast
or machine once again
back in the saddle roaring
to go go go from this landing
this pseudo-office of poet
in the stairwell & hallway
of charlotte street arts centre
the former charlotte street school
outside a reduced-scale version
of new brunswick legislature
in red brick not sandstone

art opening cacophony
of guitar lessons in former
principal's office violin
& fiddle in the studio upstairs
baby ballerinas with moms
who say they haven't touched
their own toes in years
followed by a stream of irish
dancers—riverdance girls
backdrop soundscape for
opening remarks and poetry

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