We are charmed to feature the work of Madeline Carter, a second year ACS student at Ryerson U.
The narrator of this poem has a certain awareness of not just its surroundings, but of itself as a speaker, giving the poem an almost story line prose. This in itself adds to its theme of time and its ability to both constrain and become malleable, causing an unsettling paranoia within the metaphor of the one-track route of a streetcar. The allusions to the cicada and Ecclesiastes further suggest something mundane and empty in city routine, contrasted with imagery such as the red corvette and brass instruments that attempt to bring excitement. Be sure to give this drifting yet observant poem a read.