Even in Toronto

by Naomi Beth Wakan and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Prune Juice #37, July 2022. Originally written in June of 2017 by email.

small-town girl

dreams of Toronto

even in Toronto Naomi

the CN Tower

taller than my soul Michael

afternoon shower

arm in arm on Bay Street

Burberry and St. Laurent Naomi

water, water, everywhere . . .

halyards clanging

by Lake Ontario Michael

summer in the city reflected

in the museum’s crystal front Naomi

at the Hockey Hall of Fame

my boy keeps asking

to see the Zamboni Michael