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TO TORONTO poem

Story ID:4604
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2008
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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To Toronto

Near Brockville, highway
401 rubber tires discard as skin

asphalt treadmill is wearing
on the semis, humming
wheels pacing a parade of cars

signs are mannequins in
colourful shapes, messages a blur

telephone poles meeting
vehicle movements, hurrying
to the big city

trees shelter villages growing
into towns, traffic going on and on

Holsteins graze peacefully,
civilization a storm that awaits.

Richard L. Provencher 2001

first published October 2002
Vol 35, No 2 The Windsor Review
University of Windsor ISSN 0042-0352
Windsor, Ontario