1995:Into the Valley

1995 dream into the valley stop and light sage on a bony hill pray for this time to come to get safely home you have no idea how many will fall suicide drugs house fires murder all down there in green sunshine sonora’s north dream

1994: Taking Flight

1994 we got the job, now we are Jets we sing that song from West Side Story and go out for sushi by way of research   the friend who arrived on my doorstep from russia, with her fiance has stayed, married, run out of patience with immigration hoops, and needs a job her logic has…

Day 10:1491

my brother calls we talk about 1491, the book about how it may well have been here before the migrants came now labelled explorers, let’s be clear they were often soldiers displaced. spain had ended the moorish centuries young men surplus to army needs, might find passage to something new. we talk about porous borders,…

Day 6:That We Are Home

That we are always home that it is always sacred ground that what we do is nature’s way for humans we need not run into the hills as ants and termites make their cities we, too, dwell together. there is an urban ant network along the south coast of spain for 4000 kilometers, i read…

Day 4: Cannery Tour

Cannery Tour charlie meets us at the skytrain somewhere out in richmond’s kanji forests drives us to the shore, his wife and sons and we fly kites, walk driftwood speak of waitangi, how andrea’s homeland builds on that treaty how, here on the salish sea, history is a wave a long time coming in to…