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North American Dreaming: Nya-Garra

William Burkholder’s poem suggests that a minor name change could bring a whole new meaning to one of North America’s most visited natural attractions.

Japanese Tourists,
Going to Niagara falls,
But what if they called it, Nya-Garra,

What would that mean then?
Dirty Buffalo,
Pristine Ontario,

Land of the lost Dollar,
Where the gambler,
Rapes your wallet,

Broken barge,
On the tails,
Of the bridal veils,

Grey pavement,
Polluted streets,
Ramshackle,
Cobblestone,
Bricks,

Lined avenues,
Of disease strewn hookers,
Too many walking around,

Just a thought,
Just wondering,
Nya-Garra.

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Do visit Troubadour magazine which Bill co-edits www.troubadour21.com

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