Big Lift Ferry Poem F355

Finding many ways –
To remove America –
From my daily life




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Living in Canada, my life is inundated with things from America in pretty much all facets. That ranges from television content, sports, food, material goods purchased, WordPress blogging platform, etc.

Since 8-11, when that Dumpster got elected, America has really soured on me. I will never be able to remove most of that American content from my life, but I can certainly work on removing the ones I can, which are the most annoying and/or which have the most impact. The news would be one example, having converted to the British BBC and Canadian CBC rather than CNN or any of the other US channels as my main news source for America and the world. I’ve changed sources for some things like groceries, and will be doing more. Vacation is going to be on the list, for sure, when the time comes to consider.

Some of my actions will be to minimize exposure to America rather than an outright boycott, but I’m trying to find the right balance. After all, not all of America has soured on me. 🙂

As for the impact of my action, nobody’s really going to feel their impact. I’m just not big enough of an entity to have that much impact. However, we all can only do what we can, right?

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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