Poetry Corner “Apologies to our Canadian Inuit”

Apologies to our Canadian Inuit
necessary victims of freeze dried
concentration camps called residential school
good intentioned Paul McCartney
dares criticize an aboriginal seal hunt
no harpoon redress
uneasy trust only hastened the inevitable
amongst mineral rights and the sovereign
and commercial Arctic ventures
spouted from white man dollared dentures
accompanied by expanding markets

reduced to fishing guides for the sub 49ers
searching for char
presents of sealskin dolls
fabricated at venerealized encampments
foistered by fiats of ministerial hacks
white sympathy
tempered by budget allocations
remainders from ministerial vacations

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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