Writers' Circle
Sun Smiles

Arih Struger-Kalkman explores the hardships of leaving the past behind


Reel in those dreary eyes
And smile
We’ve only got a little time
Why do we always think our best days are behind us?

Walk with me, we’ll turn our backs
On the unforgiven past
Reliving only makes the ache last longer

Hand me that pack of matches
We’ll light up a new day
Watch the smoke and the sun rise
And when the redness fades away
We’ll be happy with today

Golden silence, not a sound
Finds us seated on the hard ground
The story told by connected shoulders
The moral shall soon be found

Enter whispers, careless at first
Until her looks explain her thirst
We’re parched by a common loneliness
We’ll break this busy city’s curse

Arih Struger-Kalkman (BASc 2008, MEng 2009) holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto.


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