What a ghastly thing to lose a friend
from the bottom of your heart
to addiction or indifference, because
of something you said or forgot to say
to see a side of them that either love 
or friendship had urged you to ignore
until the police came or the e-mails
and messages went unanswered …

* poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue


Peter Unwin is the author of numerous books, including the novel Searching for Petronius Totem and the story collection Life Without Death, shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award. His latest novel, Written in Stone, and his new poetry collection, The Infinite Park, were recently released by Cormorant Books. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters. He is a member of PEN Canada.

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