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Archive for May, 2015

smallness

blue moon

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I’m enamoured with

work’s first smell

of warm buttered toast

scrambled eggs

hot coffee

and kindness

eds

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may light

may light (photo by Monisha May)

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The familiar constriction

of bang and violence

still surprises me

the downbeat of an airport drop off

In the emptiness that follows

I see through a corner of my eye

down the tunnel of warm milk

toast buttered to the edges

a fat, hot tear

I smell your absolute absence

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Your Cousin’s borrowed memory

deserted, ruined Croft

rocky bay and black seals

the swirling, freezing North sea

Nova Scotia’s cold marble headstone

I feel the Gulf Stream rising in me

blood and longing

I hold this serpentine stone flat in my hand

and see you flicker

in my Son’s eyes

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Lamington World Heritage

Lamington World Heritage

For Mackie

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Shine the lights on

the silver dollar tree

on that night

on that bend

in my car

the silver dollar tree

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Standing out like a beacon

on my way home

a transition point

from my left to my right brain

way of seeing

after a PM shift

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In my Nursie shoes

swish swish

slippy slap

in the halls

of a Nursing home

feeling contained

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Silver Dollar Tree

I’m looking for you

every night on my way home now

looking for you shining

like a beacon

like a shining light

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