giving notice

he never let her know his needs

only gave and gave

until he could give no more

and then

it was her who let him know her needs

(so many needs)

but now

no one—not he or she—can hear anymore

about needs



PHOTO: taken on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

The verse that comes to mind is, “The Lord will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit… with deep compassion I will bring  you back.” (Isaiah 54:6-7)


My poems are published in: Crux, Alive Now, Presence Journal, Weavings, Island Journal, Prairie Journal, Prairie Messenger and Transition Mental Health Journal among others. My second collection of poems, Sky Under Water: poems for where we live is on ibooks. My third collection, Little Dove, is available by contacting me directly

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