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Poem 238 – The Great Canadian Challenge

The Great Canadian Challenge before anything else – jump in the waterbefore coffee & donutsbefore lists & laundrybefore texts & emailsjump in the water the poolthe pondthe riverthe lakethe ocean get your body in the waterlet it work its magiczap your skin awakesqueeze your heart to gentle shockbegin the day in nature’s aquatic embrace& ripple… Continue reading Poem 238 – The Great Canadian Challenge

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Poem 39 – Willow Grove, New Brunswick, 1815

Willow Grove, New Brunswick, 1815For Alexander Diggs Arriving is a physical & mental biting downa swallowing of exhaustionstretched out over time    skinbut dignity is leadinga leather strap in thesehands that are crusted with racism hatred slaverygrasped in the victory ofthis coming into home In the river wash these handsbut hold what seeped in wisdom protest songthe right… Continue reading Poem 39 – Willow Grove, New Brunswick, 1815