Maria

Originally published at carletonjhr.com
Featured at charlatan.ca, cspoetry.ca 
Performed at: London Poetry Slam, Inferno (Toronto), Capslam (Ottawa), Urban Legends (Ottawa)
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4811km away there is a village called San Miguel, Ecuador.

It was there I met children whose smiles seemed like they could stretch halfway across the world.

It was there that one girl showed me more often than not,

the people who are the happiest,

Are the same people who had to teach themselves how to smile.
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