When Ben visited
we ate cheese from the rind
and he stored his guitar.

For weeks it lay such that
my door, flung open,
missed it
by mere

on a whim
(ineptitude be damned)
I played Ben’s guitar,
and stowed it further from the door.



PETER JICKLING is a playwright, poet and journalist from Whitehorse, Yukon. His play, Syphilis: A Love Story, premiered in 2011 and won Best Comedy at the 2013 Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival. His first poetry collection is forthcoming from Guernica Editions in 2019.


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