Wednesday, 13 January 2021

13. Grey Cup

My parents didn’t watch sports

or play sports

or have an interest in sports.

They preferred

to watch the news,

sip instant coffee

and smoke du Maurier cigarettes.


Curiously, they rented a colour TV

one Grey Cup day.

And so, we sat and so we watched

with popcorn and chips

as if we had always watched.


When the Roughriders won

after fifty-three years,

we weren't that moved by the win

we were way more impressed

by the colour tv.


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