Gnashing Teeth Publishing

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Summer Dreaming by Jack Dempster

Summer Dreaming
why not 
   simply pack
a bag with
books,
          oranges, wallet,
        notebooks,
shoes and toothbrush
   and
go to BC and
   dream in
dawn amongst
   mountain lupine
             crystal
 cerulean
       rivers?…
(but the
     door still
needs fixing, the
               path needs
repairing)

~

Jack Dempster is a Toronto folk poet, musician and editor. He has a BA in English from Trent University. His work has been published for Metro Toronto’s Poetry Challenge (haiku), and in Wunderlit Magazine, Former People, The Town Crier, Jam and Sand, Of Poets and Frenchmen (chapbook) and Juniper – A Poetry Journal. Jack Dempster produces Cascadian Art.

young woman with red hair smiling at the camera with a white paper umbrella behind her

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dripped on the blanket while air rustled tamarind trees. Chekhov drank a Thai iced tea and plummeted out of this poem. A flock of circles twittered in the hacksaw bushes

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