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Monday, August 29, 2011

Urban Tanka

the CN Tower
illuminated in orange
under its shadow
two homeless men
lean against each other

published in The Toronto Star (August 28, 2011)


The CN Tower glowed the iconic NDP orange to honor the party’s former federal leader Jack Layton from sunset Saturday to sunrise Sunday. Layton’s first book is entitled Homelessness: The Making and Unmaking of a Crisis.