Poetry Spotlight with Editor Chelsea Rector Mike Sonksen

Every week in August we’ll turn the spotlight on one of Editor Chelsea Rector’s favourite local poets. This week it’s local legend Mike Sonksen, poet, professor, activist.

The Right Song on the Right Night 
By Mike Sonksen

Sitting on the Funky Sole patio
Terry Hymnal & Mixmaster Wolf mix
vinyl records under a warm June moon
You better shake that thing turn it loose
Soul unlimited it must be witchcraft  
Some still have their masks on
But the gloves are off follow instructions 
the clean up woman is hip to the trip
the wrong place at the right time
the right song on the right night
Wolf got a bag of 45s that’ll save
your life I can never get enough
Psychedelic Stax is the recipe
I learned my lesson last night