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MORTUARY

COOL URBAN MORTUARY

ghouls   zombies   ghosts   crammed onto the

rooftop   hanging out of windows   lining the

street   trudging through snow  with nowhere

to go   the funeral home at Strachan+Queen

closed for renos

 

not 6 months ago bodies stacked neatly in rows

cadavers awaiting make-up  +cavity filling    +

formaldehyde cocktails to go   eerie orange lights

all hours of the night

 

i watch from my bathroom window   a macabre factory

sans Andy  where new-dead prepared for eternity   in 2nd

coolest neighbourhood in the WORLD  (Vogue 2013)    so

what will it be?   a restaurant?   bar?   haberdashery?

 

NO!  a giant Sephora  artifice emporium  for the sort-of-alive

who spend fortunes on potions that make us look like we care

put some light in our eyes  compassion on our lips

 

today a woman in Zara said to me: i could NEVER work with

children  i just don’t care    so honest!   and beautiful    +empty

about the mouth

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The Rising   Spring 2016

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  1. Harman Atkins on said:

    I love the phrase “the sort-of-alive”!The Boss looks good?! Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Rogers network. From: songanddancegirlSent: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:52 AMTo: atkinscondos@rogers.comReply To: songanddancegirlSubject: [New post] MORTUARY

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    aprillcameron posted: “COOL URBAN MORTUARY

    ghouls   zombies   ghosts   crammed onto the

    rooftop   hanging out of windows   lining the

    street   trudging through snow  with nowhere

    to go   the funeral home at Strachan+Queen

    closed for renos

     

    not 6 month”

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