Title: Canada

Author: Sándor Lau

In: Sport 27: Spring 2001

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, October 2001

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 27: Spring 2001


page 135


People ask me where I'm from
and I try to feel neither flattered nor insulted
when they always guess

So I tell them

I am from the first breath of the Yellow Emperor
from the furthest corner of a smile
from the missing tooth of a broken saw in a wooden shed in a
from the difference between apostrophe s and s apostrophe
from the squeal of a penny sacrificed to the locomotive for not
being a quarter
from the anxiety of waiting for a bus that may have just passed
from the ringing of a pail of warm frothy milk when it clangs
against a rusty nail
from the moment the pilot turns off the fasten seatbelts sign
I am from the growl of my wolf ready to lunge
the next time
if I
am from Canada