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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

dawn: Jan. 18th ’85, my 59th year my umei:

These two poems-as-letters are from Roy Kiyooka’s Pacific Rim Letters (NeWest Press, 2005), edited by Smaro Kamboureli. This posthumous collection is a sequel to the Vancouver artist’s earlier Transcanada Letters.

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