Tom Gone

Have I kept ya wondrin How northern lake consumed me Was it from a skirmish Or woman in the wings? Stop the silly meddling And try ta see what I see Dancing crystal waters Up where the white throat sings. Coulda made a bundle At logging or the deep ore But that forest gripped me … More Tom Gone

Today is Sunny

Today is sunny After dusty white-outs On yesterday’s drive From London And Mother in hospital Tubes, flashers and syrup-flow Making awkward Our familial chorus. But there we were And there she smiled All ninety years of her. Memory images offered up Like summers’ shuttlecocks Of long ago And younger players. Players who now Wince and … More Today is Sunny

Uplifted

The smile can be sent To that lady so old Who pushes her walker In spite of the cold Who heads to the diner Though slippery the street And holds to the hope Some kind people she’ll meet. Or look to that mother Who reigns the kids in And single these three years And no … More Uplifted

Brebeuf, Ending

I wonder what price For this journey From textbook To strange tongue Tall pine From abbey And penance To portage And comrades All hardy in line. The trek to The New World So dazzling The ocean skies Beckoning on And red faces Stare at our larder And implements Toted so long. They sense There is … More Brebeuf, Ending