Wretched & Reckless

I strung myself along dark precipitation streets, flecked with the feckless, the wretched, the reckless. The starry eyed denial that could not tell the difference between the rain and the tears on her cheeks.   I took the night in silence. The sound of yesterday’s rage still ringing in my ears. I was a child … Continue reading Wretched & Reckless

Summer Sun Shower

Snapshots of summer days; rain falling crystalline from a cloudless sky. Children laugh and splash about in purple, polka-dot galoshes, singing songs only understood by the initiated.   The grown ups seek shelter; rolling up newspapers and rushing inside, with half hearted instructions for their kids to follow, knowing their orders will be ignored.   … Continue reading Summer Sun Shower

Growing Season

Some malign mornings dressed messily in soft, wet gossamer fog hanging low, light barely seeping through layers of thick clouds. A steady drip, as fat drops hit the roof and window sill and I am reassured. I am relieved. I am inspired by it.   Years ago, these prairies were dying. Dry, drought conditions cracked … Continue reading Growing Season

When They Speak

Listen to what they tell you, for they are wise in the ways of mist and cedar, learned of folding mantle crust fractures jutting skyward. Monuments to a hundred million years of labour pains.   Stop. Just stop talking. Stop cutting. Stop grinding. Stop burning and hear with a child's mind new first lessons, for … Continue reading When They Speak