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MONTREAL CHIC

Montreal
looks like two chapped lips
slightly parted
on a map.

Take that, Toronto!
Take that, New York!

But Italy
–you chic leather
boot from
40, 000 feet up —

Goddamn you, Italy.
You always have to look the best.


Joshua
 Levy’s work has appeared in Oxford University PressMaisonneuve, Feathertale Review, Event, Vehicle Press and other places. Joshua is a contributor to CBC Radio’s DNTO and has appeared on CBC’s Wiretap, Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids, and Cinq a Six. He tells live stories at The Raconteurs.

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