Virginie Guillemette

Rookie (1977 / Quebec, Canada)

Virginie Guillemette
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It was at some point in late summer in Bromptonville, Quebec Canada, located in the northeastern reaches of North America, in the Western Hemisphere of planet Earth,1976 in which an x chromasome and a Y chromasome from my mother and father, Ginette and Pierre Guillemette, respectively, irreversibly fused, thus creating a small conscious blip in the the radar of the universe...and after naming said blip 'Virginie Helena Marie Guillemette' (those catholics and thier fondness for long nomenclatures! ...) proceeded to do thier best (which is a hopeful statement on my part, not a demonstrable fact) to raise this small creature in the Post-Modern culturally conflicted ambiguously post-hippie... more »

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Basquiat Dream

A black smattering of voodoo goo
Shell shock eyes that won’t
Let light through
You are dark as the pitch pools
Phantasms and ghouls
Empty energy
in shrouded heart jewels

Heart of Darkness
lie still in me
stillness in stillborn
like half-formed
Like Anansi trick thread
The ghosts of what I’ve been
Beating out through djembe skin
They win.

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