Bringing things to the table
I know almost nothing about Canada
the things I do know are so obvious
it's pointless to even know them
and I don't intend to learn anything
or to do any research, but maybe
in ten years time there might be
reasons for me to know the geography
of Canada, the climate, the variations
of local dialects the cancelled TV soaps,
their Saturday night shows, the names
of ice hockey plays cruelly overlooked
by the national team, the political scandals
forever replayed on the news.
Maybe there'll be a reason.