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National Poetry Month: Lynnel Sinclair reads Long time no see

 
“LYNNEL                
 

 

Long time no see

 

Long time no see
And you look good
So happy and content
I remembered seeing you
Stumbling down the street
You were holding on
To some guy
He was handsome
But mean looking
I remembered seeing you
Shortly
There after
With a bruise on your face
I slipped and fell you said
What a klutz, I am
Every time I saw you
I recognized you less and less
You looked so awful
I felt helpless
Now here you stand in front
Of me
You look soooo happy
And healthy
I see you found your way
Back to yourself
I love you
She smiled at her reflection
In her bedroom mirror
Her house smelled like
Sweet grass
She could hear her kettle in
The kitchen and oh
Her tea was ready

 

@2014 Lynnel Sinclair, reprinted by permission from Kwe: Standing with our Sisters, Penguin Random House (Toronto, ON).

 

Originally from Grand Rapids, Manitoba, Lynnel Sinclair is a Cree/Métis writer. She is a member of the Indigenous Writers Collective of Manitoba. Her publications include The Indigenous Writers Collective of Manitoba Presents New Voices and Kwe: Standing with our Sisters (Penguin Books).


The Winnipeg Free Press will be running poems by Manitoba poets every weekday in April to celebrate National Poetry Month. The NPM in the WFP Project was edited by Ariel Gordon.