Who were they?
This is a white man’s war, you’re not needed
the reference I found, among others
strewn across an article about African Canadians.
Baffled, I was
unsure of whom they were speaking;
Canadians living in Africa!
Africans living in Canada!
Canadian children born in Africa!
African children born in Canada! That must be the one.
A long article, about war, that most despicable act
yet too good, to share with these coloured fellows
of varying description –
increasing with the flight of paragraph; black Canadians now.
Black community thrown in the round. Why not just Canadians!
Pudding brain – the article is about…African Canadians!
I understood, finally. I think!
the story isn’t about Canadians, they’re white
same as Americans, who invented monikers, as tags
to identify the flawed fortunate, on the inside looking in
African, Hispanic/Latino, Arab, the main markers
yet, independent of these measurements, thus far
only one fact stands;
you’re never simply a person, like everyone else
if your skin is black. They weren’t just Canadian.