Fifteen-Minute City

Paul Hetherington, Cassandra Atherton

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Handwritten notes posted across borders; the memory of his gin and tonic lips travelling my spine. In la ville du quart
d’heure there’s a lover and doughnut shop on every corner—closed shutters above boutiques and restaurants, hearts
drawn in a window’s condensation. We split the rent of a one-bedroom apartment opposite the Italian deli, tracing deep
blue consonants of desire. He takes ciabatta and pancetta to his wife, tells her he got talking to the butcher or had a
coffee at Krispy Kreme. I feel the rhythm of the city in his jaunty three-step home.
Original languageEnglish
TypeProse poem
Media of outputOnline
PublisherInk Publishing
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationUnited States
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameThe Bond Street Review
PublisherInk Publications
VolumeWinter 2021


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