Saturday, 7 December 2013

Jackpines

Those are the plans
Full steam ahead
Tar from sands
Wringing hands
And $$$
Nevermind the wetlands
Nevermind the caribou
Nevermind the residents
Mine
Mine
Mine

But the tide is turning
The streets are burning
And this will be undone

Follow us
We are on the path
And going another way

Terra firma
Terra justice
Terra peace
Standing tall
And taking back the Jackpines



Friday, 6 December 2013

juniper

on the branch
in the glass
under snow
over ice
chin chin chin
a little gin
is nice

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Range

Flakes are heavy on the ashes
White upon white upon white upon
Red
Frigid frozen
Sleeping
The land of nod
In a whirl of dreams
Tuck in with me awhile
A shiver a quiver
Nestled in seams

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Paper

The paper whites are fixin to tumble
Out and over head
Beyond clay hand bound memory
Root root rootin beyond G

The paper whites are fixin to rumble
Over rocks and tap water
Once they get started
Oh just get them started
Once they get started
Stand back just a little
From your brow your singe

The paper whites are fixin to mumble
To amble and roam
The gnarwhals of the narcissus
The tuskers of bloom

Friday, 10 May 2013

Buds

They are coming
Swelling peeping
Peeking waiting
To bedazzle us
On the dogwood
On the milk run
Behind the pop cans
On the alley where it all falls down
Ready or not
Here they come
May Day
May Day
May Day

Thursday, 21 February 2013

The 1

Cans in bags and babies in buggies
Scarves on a windy day
The man munching peanuts chatting on his phone and missing his stop
'For F sakes!'
Purple hair and grey beards
The shuffling of boots bodies spirits
Uptown
Downtown
across town
All one on
The 1

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Hothouse

The ancient Christmas cactus has spines to spare
Hot pink in dappled sunlight
Lipstick kisses staining collars tabletops
Dreams
Hot pink snow banks
Deposits for spring