Work In Progress/My Work in Progress
Work In Progress
To walk with a companion from condo to condo.
And the Yew, and the Arbutus, and the Maple
To be active, to act, to state, to inhabit this city.
To view: determined by your neighbour’s rooftop.
And the Heron, and the Crow, and the Starling
To develop; to encroach; to choke.
To be a connoisseur of pebble and branch and sushi.
And Little India, and Aberdeen Centre, and Davie Street
To finish. To tarnish. To tear down—
My Work In Progress
I was finished tarnishing. I tore down
Little India, Aberdeen Centre, Davie Street,
became a connoisseurs of pebbles, and branches, and sushi.
I developed, encroached, and choked
herons, crows, and starlings.
But, oh, the view from this rooftop!
I am active. I act. I state. I inhabit this city
between Yew and Arbutus and Maple.
I walk with my companion from her condo to my condo.
Published On: December 26, 2009
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