Aqueduct by John Emil Vincent

Poem name: Aqueduct Poet name: John Emil Vincent Poem begins: I dropped into you to hear the deep  bass crack of ice,  faults born while substance changes phases.  But things did not break:  the truth barrelling through a badly told lie.  The lie lingered.  Because I was not ice, I was stone.  Your finger  bumping   down my spine   in smooth  ellipses End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © John Emil Vincent  Previously published in Bitter in the Belly by John Emil Vincent (MQUP, 2021).  John Emil Vincent lives in Montreal and teaches creative writing at Concordia University.