NaPoWriMo #15 – I Am Home

      I Am Home   As the quilt of Alberta comes into view  I’m thinking about them  and I’m thinking about you And the ways I could change and  become someone new   While the wings of the plane tilt for landing   I already miss it, the sagebrush, the heat The loud … Read more

NaPoWriMo #12 – Jeanne’s Voices

A found poem made from the chapter headings and illustration captions found in the book “The Children’s Joan of Arc”.   Jeanne’s voices   The peasant maid of Domrémy a baby girl   She knelt weeping and prayed garlands of wild flowers   The battle   “I am only a poor girl”   From the … Read more

NaPoWriMo #11 – Birdsong

      The birds have no idea What’s been going on Here they are on the Monday Morning of the world  Singing   I sit in outside in crisp April air Caught between seasons Thaw-freeze breath and Coffee steam rising like incense    The birds have no idea  When they snap the silence I’ve … Read more

NaPoWriMo #7 – Watch

This poem was written using only excerpts from the headlines and descriptions of the videos presented to me by the Facebook Watch algorithm on April 7, 2020. Watch Looking to unwind tonight? Stay home Still in pyjamas Here’s a new video My 80’s inspired ode to social distancing Dogs running in slow motion It’s pretty … Read more

NaPoWriMo #6 – Cloud

Cloud This morning I watch a pillar of cloud pass  By the picture window I am opening the eyes of the living room To another frozen dawn Framed above by icy daggers dripping from the eaves Below by a monotone whitewash of snow Yet another ritual on  Yet another Monday during  Yet another week Weak, … Read more