Saturday, December 6, 2008

For the women: then, before, and since

December 6, Vancouver

Low sun all day
horizontal light bright on white birch bark
gray corduroy hide of leafless maples
big red maple leaf coast guard flag half mast
on this day to remember murdered women
over the path bald eagles perch in their nest tree
scores of crows pick mussels from low tide pilings
fishing boat comes in towing seagulls behind it
across the base of a fading rainbow
windows shining gold because of the
low sun all day