from Reunion (Brick Books, 2018)

Baptist Luncheon

At fifteen
silence drawn like drapes
around the table

when the father
of the girl I’d befriended at school

to whom I clung in loneliness
in crowded halls and whose name
I now forget

turned to me:

Tell us, dear,
how your Christian walk is going.

from House Dreams
(Brick Books, 2014):

“Storm Damage” – the vehicule press blog (November 2014)
Bonfire” – Prism international, 51.4 (Summer 2013)
How to Be Free” – The Toronto Quarterly (April 2013)

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from Drunkard’s Path
(Gaspereau Press, 2001):

Moving In