I arrived at the Canada-US border.
Flags fluttered though there was no wind.
Mine was the sole vehicle at the crossing.
I pulled up to a booth. Nobody
was there. I got out of my car
to peer behind the wicket: darkness
except for the blinking light of a phone.
I had my Canadian passport ready
declaring my Italian birth. The photo
didn’t look like me. It felt strange to be
neither here nor there, neither coming
nor going. I arrived at the US-Canada border,
flags the only things moving.
The sun was low but I cast no shadow.