embodied, a simple life

the cat on my tummy, a tabby

—purring bliss

on a grey Canadian couch

snug and safe from terror

now stirring

the captive earth


the cat on my tummy, a tabby

with eyes closed, deaf

to manifestoes—

we are strangers

to the far-away fight

over worth


PHOTO: this dew-laden beauty owes its simple existence, in part, to geography. It lives and grows in Canada’s famous (and well-tended) Butchart Gardens.

“You showed favor to your land, O Lord… Restore us again, O God our Savior, and put away your displeasure toward us.” Psalm 85:1


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 2dayna@telus.net

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