June 19, Camino Edmonton Day 1: Soft

Today was the first day of the Camino Edmonton, a light-hearted 5-day walk through our river valley via the network of pedestrian and multi-use trails available. I’m writing more indepth about it for a forthcoming magazine article, but thought I’d endeavour to capture each day in a poem. Day 1: Soft sand underfoot cleft between…

Secrets

clam nestled in sand will not yield, there is no revolving beyond   sun sparks cloud edge low, between mountain and sea running silvered under early blue seething, top to bottom storied beyond our reading   slaves, liars, murders, cheats underpin glass towers glinting now, at anchor lights winking back from their smug harbour  …

Bizhiki: Witness

Ghost Dance the real ceremony is righteous hatred for the murder of the buffalo for the betrayal of the bond whose bones blow now in dust across you lands, whose blood seeped down and fed the water whose vow was never broken so long as the people remained faithful to their end of the deal…