I really like this write Melissa, it was enjoyable from the start and I appreciate the subject as well. I think you have done a great job of taking this personal experience and turning it into a creative write.
"a sense of guilt splashed over me,
like holy water"
I thought this was a great comparison, other than that I can't pick my favorite part because the whole thing was wonderful.]
I love toronto. You know what I saw there last week that I haven't seen since I was 7. A squeegy kid. The homeless kids that run up to ur car and was it at a red light. I liked the poem. Very detailed.