Ode to Tiresome Machismo
– Poetry by Ryan Dumont –
If I resign, I do not mean my job,
I mean sick as in old as in wiser
or at least, as in taper the Wiser’s
which is the most and least Canadian
thing a staling, wintery man can do.
That, or the brew, or Ontario wine…
How is toughness without doing tough things?
Pink sweaters sometimes bring strange weather here
and because in the world of wizardry
my Patronus is an upside-down mop,
and because in the world of hairstyles
normativity is a macho badge,
I am a growing symbol of myself
About the Author – Ryan Dumont
Ryan Dumont (Tiohtià:ke/Montréal) is an anglophone Québécois poet studying at Concordia University. Ryan emphasizes reflexivity in his poetry and uses a hypercritical approach in an attempt to more wholly understand the world. His work has recently been published by Concordia Student Union and Wingless Dreamer Publisher.
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