Tuesday, October 22, 2013
October Memoir and Backstory Challenge: roots #1
The next three entries this week are on the topic of "roots and wings". This first submission concerns my Sudbury, Ontario roots.
Licorice twist black rocks
scarred millions of years ago
as the earth ground itself
to a halt
Like the continents
I am stuck here
growing up in a barren environment
sulphur hanging in the air
like my grandmother's wash on the line
We can taste the work of the miners
everytime the Inco stacks exhale.