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Spadina Literary Review  —  edition 22 page 19

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En Calèche

by Calumet Reed

climb up into my sleek calèche
my starlet de la ville
your lovely neck so long and bare
needs saving from the chill

far from your adoring fans
we’ll find a secret zone
you the fresh celebrity
and me the old unknown

sink back beneath the dark capote
we’ll study nature’s script
the gown that won the top award
will slowly be unzipped

hooves will clap on cobblestone
our plots will intermesh
now feel my lips perform upon
your perfect public flesh