True North

You are as Canadian
as a moose trapped in a Tim Hortons
during the overtime period
of a hockey game
between the Toronto Maple Leafs
and the Vancouver Canucks

You are as Canadian
as an apology
for an apology
in response to an apology
prompted by an apology
for too much apologising

You are as Canadian
as a self-deprecating
self-referential poem
written sheepishly
by a Canadian

You are as Canadian
as the honour
of your neighbour
practised without a licence
for the sake of a millimetre
of grey moustache

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