I Will Not Pretend

I will not pretend
to know anything
about the streets of Liverpool
nor about the people
whose feet tread upon them
I will not pretend
I have breathed
the same air of sea and industry
nor seen time pass at Pier Head
but I will confess
that I have sung
on tour with the Beatlesí
Winnipeg Ottawa Montreal
past three thousand miles of Canada
the windows down
the tape deck cranked

By Melissa Morelli Lacroix