Thursday, 14 April 2016

My Route Of Escape (April 14, 2016)

The national capital
And my reprieve
However temporary
It may be
From him.

Short of Windsor
Or a northern Ontario
Community location
Being the furtherest university
From here.

Putting distance
Between a trauma site
And you
Doesn't mean peace.

A fact
I discovered
In the fall of 1990
As I battled
Severe depression.

During the rainiest
October and November
I have lived

More than once
I thought
Of jumping
Into a drained lock
Of Rideau Canal.

That forms
One of Carleton University's

To be dismissed
As homesickness
On my part.

By the university's
Counselling staff
In my first year

Once more
Do I fall
The system's cracks.

Therisa © 2016

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