Do Not Send

Do not send the poets to build your mighty streets for we will follow stream’s meander and bend aside for the cities of ants. Do not send the poets to clean your house for we are apt to pause, enraptured by the fall of dust through light, and sing ‘o, there am i, o there…

On Aboriginal Veterans’ Day

Today is Aboriginal Veterans’ Day in Canada. I suppose this is a necessary part of the process of Truth and Reconciliation for our nation, but I find it an ambivalent undertaking. It’s necessary, because so many Aboriginal men, and women, served in Canada’s Armed Forces despite their civilian status placing them in a position of…

Remembrance: A Day of Questions

This Remembrance Day, as ever, i think about my father, and the lessons he taught in his life, things i continue to ponder now that i’m a parent. What will my life teach my child? As i sat in her school gym listening to the little kids reciting In Flanders Fields, while above them hung…

Do Not Send the Poets

Do not send the poets to build your mighty streets for we will follow the stream’s meander and bend aside for the cities of ants.   Do not send the poets to clean your house for we are apt to pause enraptured by the fall of dust through light, and sing ‘o, there am i,…