from montreal, to markham…

i\’d known

of backyards

from weekend

visits to my uncle\’s

home in ottawa…


nevertheless,

while in montreal

our residence, an apartment

located at 1210 boulevard

provencher had been

afforded


M-A-S-S-I-V-E


g

r

o

u

n

d

s

.


yet, nothing

to call our own…


until,

my father

was transferred

to the bank of montreal

in scarborough…


anticipation

overwhelmed

me,


somewhere,

to play & call

my own.


however

the first prints, i\’d

laid in this new space

left me quite frightened.


the previous

owners, planted

sunflowers

that had grown

to be unattended.


needless

to say…


what

should have

been a magnificent

glow of yellow


to follow

the sun throughout

the day,


had


f

a

l

l

e

n


to an early demise…


darkness!   

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