Not Our Distant Past, haiku by Robyn MacKinnon at Spillwords.com

Not Our Distant Past

Not Our Distant Past

written by: Robyn MacKinnon

@art_rat

 

residential school

This isn’t our distant past

schools sites are crime scenes

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

Illustration description: A dark image, light seeming to emanate from the center. The sky is filled with charcoal grey cloud, and the middle ground is occupied by the gestural, disjointed shape of a symmetrical complex of buildings. The central of these, apparently the entranceway, has a steeple. The buildings and ground below seemed to be filled with the colour and texture of downward flowing blood. The foreground is filled with what looks like orange bundles of various sizes. A pale yellow spotlight falls on the bundles near the middle of the picture. As it does so, pale, translucent shapes, vaguely human, rise from the bundles and into the sky.

Robyn MacKinnon

Robyn MacKinnon

I am mostly a visual artist, but I like to create "found poetry", specifically daily haiku made from the statuses of my Facebook friends. It was my Mom who started this, and officially passed the responsibility onto me when she became too busy.
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