he thinks we’re walking the path
but we’re not walking buddies
that’s not my damp-sand path
and not my dream of the lighthouse
I am not your lobster, your little
bug robe guide that takes what feels like walkies….
Described as “an automaton’s burn book” and “a collection of anti-psalms,” The Tower is a collection of 38 poems from Ainslie Templeton. The poetry interrogates sex magic, networked life, and public speech acts, interspersed with images gleaned from the poems’ development in the artist’s Instagram pages.