This month I took to the streets, restaurants, trails, campsites, and a few other dimly lit corners of Fernie to beseech the masses about the choices they’ve made in life. In some cases, this was a difficult thing to do. Some folks walked away, unwilling to speak to a total stranger about how life is unfolding (I expected as much), but if you know me, you’ll know that talking to strangers is one of my favourite things to do. I was impressed by the bravery and vulnerability that was shared.
Thank you to the strangers who helped create this piece for our choice issue and to those who were unable, that’s a choice too.
He sleeps in our bedroom
Finding love with an endless supply
Searching for the squishy feeling
And only the sun can remedy these exhausted emotions
Gluttony through mastication
The whole world by fascination
To protect your body
To live out loud
To carry your confidence under a shroud
Drool in your sleep
Smile while you weep
Find comfort in the company you keep
Being dynamic to avoid the panic
To say goodbye