Alex Patriquin

Marginalia & found poetry. Short fiction and other projects. Musings  on startups. Photos from NYC and travels.


When you put your hands on
the hood of a stranger's car

to push him over the snow and ice
The engine roaring, wheels shrieking

You can feel the connection to
a fellow human being: both of us

here, together, still wrestling Mother Nature
even with our big, powerful machines.

Then he rolls free and in that frozen instant
you shout go, go
keep on going.

Alex Patriquin