Poems

Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it.
If you’re a writer you have a moral obligation to do this.
And it is a revolutionary act—truth is always subversive.”

Anne Lamott

A selection of poems

What You Carry
I wrote this poem after my friend’s wiki-up was dismantled by RCMP and Bylaw officers, early one morning.

You can take what you can
carry on your back.

I wasn’t there, but he heard the cop say
You can take what you can carry

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One As You Are One—A Meditation
This poem explores the interconnections of all things.

  1. the intersection of two jet streams, and the dissipation—a phantom Maltese cross
  2. ecstatic humpback utterances with the dead drone of transcontinental ships

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Migrations
Reflections on staying when I want to go, especially during a squabble.

Remember the time we were in Portland, rain
pissing down and me mad as hell over some silly thing
I can’t remember anymore. Kids in the back seat,

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Lesley-Anne Evans writes like our best imagination…one step ahead of the mundane, the miraculous.

Gareth Higgins, author of how not to be afraid

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