Bruce McRae, “As It So Happens”

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As It So Happens

“The blood-soaked soil of history,”
I muttered to the waiter.
Who nodded very slightly,
ensuring a generous gratuity.

“Some metaphysical pizzazz,”
I whispered under my breath to the cashier,
pocketing a handful of mints
before making my way into the night,
into a city pestered with people.

By a dark-stained alleyway
a wino politely asked me for a quarter.
“Mathematics is the handwriting of God!”
I shouted unnecessarily, hurrying on
as if late for my own wedding.


Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with well over a thousand poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle, and the North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy (Cawing Crow Press), Like As If (Pskis Porch), and Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).


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