I Can Ask For No Answer

Upon arrival and when leaving,
I can ask for no answer, if I relax,

who will pay for dish soap?
I am trying to wake up.

What is soft enough?
If I could be generous, I could be good.

A hotdog in a car park, and feeling happy.
Where to leave the best memories,

Toronto, Vancouver, Berlin,
home, or home, or what?

Lost in a Value Village,
trying on shoes in Montreal,

my fingers get caught,
sticking out of the treetops




About the Poet:
A graduate of Toronto’s George Brown College in Dance Performance, Megan Alford went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Concordia University’s Creative Writing Program. Her poems have been published in Matrix Magazine, Soliloquies Anthology, Encore Literary Magazine, Vallum, Room, and Cirque Literary Journal. In Montreal, she was shortlisted for the 2010 Irving Layton Award in both poetry and fiction. Originally from Prince Edward Island, she now resides in Vancouver.



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