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Trump Can’t Wither George Floyd’s Memory

June. This wind of hell Blown across the continent Out of the Southwest, Out of a buffoon’s slack mouth, Can’t wither forget-me-nots. This wind cannot touch These flowers, their blue petals, Among leaves of grass— Instead they shear it into … Continue reading

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End Racism. Speak Up.

Silence is complicity. Racism exists, not only in America, but in Canada as well. And not just in some abstract far away version of Canada—Racism exists here, on Prince Edward Island, and always has. Racism is endemic in our Island … Continue reading

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(I Heard You Saying) You Were Waiting for Jesus

This one has been sent off to Mike in hopes he can turn it into a real song I was out at the casino last night In a smoky and crowded backroom I heard you saying you were waiting for … Continue reading

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You Might Know

Spring, you might know, is blossom-heavy. But May always begins the same way; The rain comes tapping at my window, Knowing I lie alone in the dark. So I go walking in daylight hours Among the apple trees and splaying … Continue reading

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April Forehead tanka

Even in April My forehead’s a bare hillside Sloping to the sky Grey clouds are thin around it Rain gathers in shallow pools

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The Quiet Leave-Takings of These Times

My mother finds it hard, she says. An old friend died, and there can’t be Long lines of people at a wake Talking earnestly or smiling As they tell a family stories About the life as they perceived it. No … Continue reading

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Spidersong, Satisfied

I lay in the dark Almost     not quite At the end of the world And from the tips Of my spinnerets The sticky silk swirled My webs floated Over the garden Light on the air And I tied them off … Continue reading

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