The Last Line. To the Letter by Penn Kemp

I dream Jack Layton is sitting up in bed

joyously celebrating his win, beaming,

radiant: his indomitable optimism seeing

him through cancer and out the other side.

I know the game’s over. He understands

what we won’t till we too join him across

that last finishing line. Wherever you are,

Jack, we love you. Thank you for all you

won for us now that you are one with all.

His last line? “And we’ll change the world.”

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