Last weekend

Last weekend, I wrote a new poem because I didn’t want to read the same old stuff at the benefit for CFRC 109.1 F.M. on Tuesday. There were some things I wanted to say about some things that are happening in Canada, so I wrote my poem in support of Idle No More, with a pointed (I thought) reference to that would be cowboy in Ottawa whose main response is to circle the wagons and refuse to listen to the voice of the people.
On Tuesday, I read the poem for the first time before a live audience at PASS THE MIC: CFRC Open Mic Night at the Artel, the benefit to support our community radio station. After reviewing the video, I think the poem and the reading worked out well. (Others may disagree. 😉 ) In a while, I’ll post the video (with apologies for the less than perfect audio.)