Saturday, 2 January 2016

14 Roses (December 6, 2015)

Steady stream
Of bitter and angry tears
Flow down my face.

As Canadians observe
The 26th anniversary
Of the Montreal Massacre
Today.


Where
Marc Lepine
Violently
Ripped off
Our veil of ignorance
And silence.



In his killing
Of female engineering
Students and professors.



Please stop
If you think
This is
An issue
Limited to Quebec.



Given their past
Of deadly assaults
Upon post-secondary institutions.



Rather
It stretches
From the Atlantic
To the Pacific
And Arctic coastlines.



Whether
We identify
Ourselves
As:



Cisgender
Transgender
Heterosexual
Bisexual
Lesbian
Or Queer.



Sadly
For too many
It's part
Of our daily lives
This violence.




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