This piece is featured in Issue No. 4 Issue IV: A New Hope


Can I Actually Hope?

Can I actually hope?
To stay, to remain?
To stop keeping a go bag, for Canada
After 4 years I’m
Not sure it’s worth it.

But fuck it
Relief was there that day
A chance
Seize it and hope and work

Work for a better future
Than compromise ever provides.

Gen Giggles

Gen is a trans woman living with her wife and kids in what the other states call Lower Canada. She must be a Canadian at heart because she wants to move back to Little Canada if she isn't able to cross the border.