sylvia ann manning | kerouac and the subcomandante

Kerouac and the Subcomandante

In summer I thought often I saw Jack Kerouac here in his appropriate
Quebecois Heaven, dark hair falling forward to shade his sunshine happiness.

In winter it’s the Subcomandante Marcos, ski mask black of course against
wind on street corners, waiting for a high of Zero.


on Metro receipt of 12-03-09, $16.07 for Spartan apples (2), some fair-trade coffee from Nicaragua, some red wine from Spain. Nom caissiere: Sarah.

Sylvia Ann Manning

from Recettes de Quittance (ou Reçu), poems written on receipts, Quebec City, 2009

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