Wednesday, 4 December 2013

love song to a city.

Keep my mind open Toronto -
open to the beautiful people and cultures
that crush me on the sidewalk

Keep my heart soft Toronto -
when I step over those asking for change - and real change -
in spite of my being, my upbringing, the classes I am on the way toward

Keep my face gentle Toronto -
when men I don't know say things to me
as I do groceries - go to school - go to work - live my life in long pants and a coat

I'm fighting you -
it's true what they say, you're the world -
beautiful, broken, and hard to love.