Poutine fries, loaded ships sailing barges on the great lakes
Pop not soda fizzes hum like poured coffee from pal tims
Holding fast to the vowel hinterland, schmoozing the “u;”
Colour not color, loosen up those vocals, ‘caught’ not ‘cot.’
Not to mention that silent vowel – ‘eh’ where ‘hey’ shushes ‘h’
Where saying sorry is the same as hello;
Entire conversations, tuques of ‘sorry,’ each
‘Sorry’ repeated as different parts of speech.
Canada, snowshoeing south, north the 49th, Queen’s rook
Swimming higher and harder than salmon in a Chinook.