She found love in a sad hotel north of Ponoka
But she did not trust unguarded instincts
She listened to the scars of others
To her bandaged wounds
She tossed the fragment hopes of time
Out with the alarm clock that failed to warn her
Still she lingers in the sad hotel north of Ponoka
Because just maybe just maybe . . .
Time has little interest in the hours of love
It never offers promises beyond the moment
Yet offers the grace and optimism of the future
But she had no time for time
She was not listening
Bandages don’t stick forever
Grant Guy is a Winnipeg, Canada, poet, writer and playwright. Former artistic director of Adhere + Deny. His writings have been published in Canada, the United States, Wales, India and England. He has three books published. He was the 2004 recipient of the MAC’s 2004 Award of Distinction and the 2017 recipient of the WAC’s Making A Difference Award.