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Finding the way to quiet poignancy

A Romanesque Revival style building at dusk at a major intersection with cars passing through.
A Romanesque Revival style building at dusk at a major intersection with cars passing through.
A main intersection in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Photo courtesy of the author


Losing 37 followers in an hour seems like a glitch

A woman with curly hair holds her head in frustration while looking at a laptop.
A woman with curly hair holds her head in frustration while looking at a laptop.
Photo by Yan Krukov from Pexels


An acrostic poem commemorating the Indigenous children subjected to Canada’s residential school system

A field of sweetgrass covered in dew that is illuminated by morning light.
A field of sweetgrass covered in dew that is illuminated by morning light.
Sweetgrass covered with dew in the morning light; Licensed from Volodymyr, Adobe Stock


Ryerson University is called to change its name in solidarity with Indigenous Canadians

A statue of Egerton Ryerson is on the ground. Behind it, its base is covered in graffitti that says, “Dig them up” and more. The base of the statue is surrounded in children’s shoes to commemorate 215 Indigenous children found buried in an unmarked mass grave at the site of Kamloops Indian Residential School.
A statue of Egerton Ryerson is on the ground. Behind it, its base is covered in graffitti that says, “Dig them up” and more. The base of the statue is surrounded in children’s shoes to commemorate 215 Indigenous children found buried in an unmarked mass grave at the site of Kamloops Indian Residential School.
Photo Credit, with permission: Joshua Best; The toppled statue of Egerton Ryerson in Toronto


A blue sky with white, fluffy clouds is seen through a canopy of trees.
A blue sky with white, fluffy clouds is seen through a canopy of trees.
Photo courtesy of the author; a view of the sky through a canopy of trees.

A grounded perspective


A poem about how sorrow recreates you

A sad person with their hand to their face, stylized with paint.
A sad person with their hand to their face, stylized with paint.
Licensed from LUMEZIA.com, Adobe Stock


A social studies assignment sparks tension between a seventh-grader and her parents

Licensed from Rui Vale de Sousa, Adobe Stock; hands holding a globe to the sky


A poem about a mineral man, trapped by only himself

A yellow and black pencil is pressed against paper and the tip of it has just snapped under the pressure.
A yellow and black pencil is pressed against paper and the tip of it has just snapped under the pressure.
A broken pencil; licensed from ex_flow, Adobe Stock


Dandelion green and caramelized onion risotto — a patio-perfect recipe

Dandelion greens with dark red spines on a wooden cutting board
Dandelion greens with dark red spines on a wooden cutting board
Dandelion greens on a cutting board; Licensed from Brent Hofacker, Adobe Stock


In appreciation of a lovely day off

Toronto skyline at sunset, seen across a grassy field.
Toronto skyline at sunset, seen across a grassy field.
Toronto skyline as seen from Centre Island; Photo courtesy of Brie Middleton, with permission.

Rachel Ramkaran (she/her)

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