A great place to be alive –
Rather than to live –
Halifax to me
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
Oddly, as I live here longer, I’m feeling less of a sense of belonging. Not that anyone is doing anything to me, but more like what they’re not, becoming more entrenched in their friends and families that I end up being left out. And the new friends don’t stick cause they have no more interest in me than social butterfly meeting. Not judging them for their actions, but have to deal with the consequences on me. That’s why I don’t feel bitter to them, but am looking to move despite lots of good things I have going here. Some things are just more essential to a person than others.
The W-series poems comprise mostly of haiku or tanka composed during walks I took on the portion of Halifax’s waterfront known as the Harbourwalk, during the warmer months of 2018 & 2019, when the Seabridge was in place.