41/2017: Musings in the Snow

Never curse the winter,
for the snow-covered paths,
give you a chance
to walk slowly,
marking each milestone
and reminding you
how far you have come.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy


Evening Snow (東海道五十三次之内 蒲原 夜の雪) by Utagawa Hiroshige Image from The Met Museum Public Domain Collection


Day 310: Snow

How many generations until my brown skin turns white as snow?
My black hair golden, shining in the summer’s sun,
my brown eyes the shade of the Kokanee glacial waters reflecting the sky
my Canadian born accent, the same as my Canadian neighbor
my words English and not Tamlish
How many generations before I am Canadian?

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

AN: My second submission for CBC – There were 4 poem in total that were submitted under the title Identity.