Big Lift Ferry Poem F239

If it weren’t –
Always on my mind –
Then for certain –
It is on my mind –
Much more often –
Than all the girls
Willie Nelson’s love before –
Are on his mind




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

I wrote this poem only to use the creative metaphor referencing Willie Nelson’s songs, Always on my Mind and To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before.

“It” was just a task I’ve been meaning to do for a friend, but injury keeps getting in the way. This poem was the gist of my response when he asked if I had forgotten.

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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