Anarchy After the Barbershop B&E by Alyssa Fu

Sirens in the night speak
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             for the baptized who look
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at the loitering Rottweiler
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beguiled by
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carnage
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as he barks
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             in time to
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the beating rain.
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             Streetlights cast the shadows of
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two mannequin heads losing
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their hair
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on the ground
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             beside scissors, shampoo,
artificial white roses, and
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in smashed mirrors
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             the twisted reflection of
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an electrical outlet tries in vain
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to smile
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while the
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             forlorn moon
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hides its face.
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Copyright © Alyssa Fu. Originally published on Poets.ca as the winner of the 2017 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize, senior category.
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