Winner of 2017 Giller Prize

Winner of 2017 Giller Prize
Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square

Friday, January 17, 2014

Canadian Tire, a poem by Marianne Jones


A find children's book by Thunder Bay writer Marianne Jones and illustrated by Karen Reinikka and published by Split Tree.  Jones blogs at http://mariannejones.ca/. You can purchase the book through her blog.

Marianne Jones


Canadian Tire
By Marianne Jones
At the temple of function over form
navy clad worshippers in sober boots and parkas
file through the sliding jaws
of Entrance and Exit, leaving offerings,
moving in processional to the anthem of price code beeps.
Incense of rubber rises to the vaulted ceilings.
Led by the sacred texts of the weekend flier,
acolytes’ eyes are lifted upward to the top shelves
of cheap goods from China.

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