Big Lift Ferry Poem F048

The air is so fresh today –
I should bottle it –
For sale in China




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

‘Twas the first day of spring. The sun was shining. The air was clean with a breeze and pinch of ocean salt. Taking as deep a breath as I could, I recalled reading about how people were selling bottled air in some part of China. It’s obviously very tragic, but probably worse, I thought, what they sold wouldn’t be to compare to what I had here.

The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.


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