This Is Canada

  1. This is Canada.
  2. Soil be ripping up
  3. Water is dripping yep
  4. Forests we flipping up
  5. This is Canada.
  6. First ones we devastate
  7. Brown ones incarcerate
  8. White ones we insulate
  9. This is Canada.
  10. Rainbows are shining through
  11. But ignore white, pink, blue
  12. Each one they’re lying to
  13. This is Canada.
  14. Sorry a thick facade
  15. Hiding the sickness caused
  16. Poor to do business on
  17. This is Canada.

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By Kim Siever

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 4 of our 6 children. I’m a writer, focusing on political news, social issues, and the occasional poem. My politics are radically left. I am a political economy student at the University of Athabasca, working on my second undergrad degree.

I’m also dichotomally Mormon. And I’m a functional vegetarian: I have a blog post about that somewhere around here. My pronouns are he/him, and I’m queer.

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