The Versailles of Vaughan


Outside Toronto
Stands this gaudy masterpiece
Indulgent nonsense
A tribute to too much of
Time and money on one’s hands.


Nothing to Say

Words don’t flow or pour
They sputter
They creak
They are intermittent
I can’t explain
No, really – I can’t explain
Like you’d be interested anyway
I have so much to say
In my 5’10” frame
But neither the word smith’s elegance
To show it
Nor the academic’s intelligence
To tell it
Therefore, I have
Nothing to say.