Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997


In Ottawa it started
my roots in Orleans
not in a fancy big house
felt smaller than a minute in a lifetime.

It was Greenboro next small apartment, I’ve been given less.
We renters got bought out forced to move
we were stressed.

Ended up in Alta Vista
now where I draw each breath.

I have moved 3 times so forget it

Europe is next.

My home
is where my family is,
I have learned
that my family’s my gift.

In Ottawa
it started
but my roots are global.