maybe it's because I'm rheumy
all in my head
but when I hear them start
the pips the yips
the calls in the river valley
for some reason I think back to late elementary school dances
wide legged jeans
North Star runners and Nick Gilder's 'Hot Child in the City'
'Runnin wild and lookin pretty'
not sure what his inspiration was for that song
but probably not the sound of coyotes roaming along the banks of the North Saskatchewan
filtered through plugged ear drums
funny how sound travels
in and out of pockets