Posted: Friday February 22, 2019
"more horse statues": a poem from Nikki Reimer's new book, My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan

My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan is a darkly humorous book about grief and isolation, social media, death and loss, horse statues, and “overdrawn affluenza.” Today, we are pleased to share a poem from the book’s first section, “A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose Manhattan” – a poem that showcases both Nikki Reimer’s sharp eye and cutting sense of humour.

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what this town needs is horse statues. more horse statues. another horse statue. a
bigger horse statue. we gotta get more monster homes. move out the renters. this
baby’s priced. this baby’s priced to move.

what this town needs:
                horsewomen stay-at-homes. more horsewomen stay-at-homes.
                another horsewoman stay-at-home. a
                bigger horsewoman stay-at-home. we
                gotta get more monument homesteads.
                move out the renters. this backbencher’s priced. this
                backbencher’s priced to move.

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