YYC POP: Poetic Portraits of Poetry, a Sheri-D Wilson Laureate Project

Fort Relic

– Alexander Buchanan

You turn the dial
In a rental car that dangles from
The side of highrise construction
To find your new commercial spot
And mimic it while slightly
Laughing to me and yourself

As a star crashes into a roadside memorial
And wakes up the river-
Side cyclists
You finish your echo
And sprint the car back to
A neon airport

That glows for all of us
But mostly you
You’re the voice of us all
And language is a relic you stole
From a fort built of furs

Forever ago

Alexander Buchanan

Alexander Buchanan is an emerging poet living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His work has been featured in NoD Magazine, Little River Literary Magazine, Ghost City Review, Wax Poetry and Art, Cigarette Soup, Montreal Writes Literary Magazine and zine projects.