Robin Wyatt Dunn
A cross between a 19th century resort, a medieval village, and a penal colony.
Why are the Canadians so scary?
What is it about them?
Perhaps their statuesque poise, as though they would not move—they’re watching, from underneath the bronze.
The Bronze Ages come and go, leaving Canadians washed up on its shores, jetsam turned into sand, baked into the mold, and set aflame.
Why am I afraid of them?
With their careful balancing act and their silences.
Measuring out their words, to avoid damnation.
I am already damned, but the trip was worth it.
They have permitted me to see Canada.
Robin Wyatt Dunn was born in Wyoming in 1979. He is a graduate student at the University of New Brunswick in Canada.