Alfred's Body

Alfred's Body
by Amy LeBlanc

Rejected From: Queen’s Quarterly, the Naashwaak Review, and Wax Poetry

Let us go then in 1880,
        to collect a donation of the hair of Edward II
when the evening is accepted upon a table. 
        This was merely the most startling cheap hotel
        bearing a relationship with oyster shells.
Badges of office
felt bodily connections and
sawdust colloquy,
in a new regime of coffee spoons
        like a tedious argument.