(16) Canadian Graffiti #NAPOWRIMO

AND THE ASSIGNMENT IS: Our prompt (optional, as always). Today, the challenge is to write a poem incorporating or based on one or more of your answers to the following “Almanac Questionnaire.” Happy writing! — taken from www.napowrimo.net

WEATHER: JANUARY SNOW
ARCHITECTURE: ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
CUSTOMS: 
MAMMAL/REPTILE/FISH: CARIBOU | FLORA: WILD ROSE
DRESS: COCKTAIL DRESS | MYTHICAL ANIMAL: UNICORN
CHILDHOOD DREAM: JET FIGHTER PILOT | CONSPIRACY: AVRO ARROW

FOUND ON THE STREET: CIGARETTE BUTTS
EXPORT: ALBERTA BEEF
GRAFFITI: I'M SORRY
LOVER: 

HOMETOWN MEMORY: CITY OF CHAMPIONS
NOTABLE PERSON: MARY (LA BOLDUC) TRAVERS, SINGER and SONGWRITER
OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW, YOU FIND: PARKED VEHICLES
TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINE:
SCRAP FROM A LETTER: -- AN AFFAIR WITH THE MILKMAN 75 YEARS AGO

STORY READ TO CHILDREN AT NIGHT: ALLIGATOR PIE
3MIN WALK DOWN AN ALLEY, YOU FIND: A DEAD-END 
WALK TO THE BORDER AND HEAR: "PASSPORT PLEASE!"
IMAGE ON PICTURE POSTCARD: CASCADING FOUNTAINS OF THE LEGISLATURE

My take on this challenge is a little more taxing;
writing to include as many as possible

T'was a weathered picture postcard of cascading water fountains;
Of the Alberta Legislature, against the massive Rocky Mountains,
All the foreground was adorned by the provincial roses wild;
And in a shaky hand, a note was left inside:

"In the City of Champions, 75 years ago;
"An affair with the milkman in a January snow
"Storm, in a parked milk truck down a dead-end street;
"Mary Travers was on the radio singing something French so sweet.
"'bout an Avro Arrow pilot flying o'er the gallery --
"Of Canadian Modern Art; skywriting "I'm sorry,"
"As a unicorn in a cocktail dress sings "Alligator pie"
"To a caribou on the street looking at the sky,
"Sitting in a pile of cigarette butts, crying he wished to be
"Exported like Alberta Beef -- the world he then could see!"

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