Tag: poem

Never Become a Household Name

Never become a household name
for if you do
you will lose yourself

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Empathetic Viscera is a snapshot of the modern Canadian experience. Richtig sees this period of Canadian history as the search for ourselves. The modern Canada is in the process of incorporating traditions and peoples from around the world (DNA Speaks, Sameness Is A Myth), understanding and appreciating our environment (Boreal Forest, The St. Mary’s), and the disconnection from colonial Eurocentric ideology (The Search For God, The Chordates, Chemical Taste).

Drum

It’s true the steady rhythm of the beating drum counting heartbeats and voices in the night. That song of Utopia slips away in the fog a vision fleeted obscured by individualism.

Pacified

Pacified with a bit of honey The eminent compatability of youth Invisible advantages bestowed In swarms of privilege like bees The sweet tooth of a new prophecy Promising more of the same.