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Days In Our Lives Together

I was with you for a whileevery one of those moments I playback when I think of youwhen my heart is calling out for yours to hearyour skin a shade of an angelhair…I remember its smell tucked close under my chinwhen you smiled the whole world became happyand those eyes they kept exploding my heart […]

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Something About Today # 3

I remember nights growing up where a neighbourhood street light made for the perfect set piece to the play of summer. – Ash

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A Harbour Night

Boats sway nestled to portquietly breaking the ocean toward the shoreits laps catch my ear then, I seeI watch as the moorings dripcounting seconds for no reasonhigh over in the charcoaling skychimney smoke rises, strangling the hillsthere…blips of buoy lights reach north and southtomorrow to be a beautiful daythis, a story, a grandfather tale to […]

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Shade of Ash # 11 – Albert James Douglas

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller

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Young Summer

took a walk-in summer grass picked a blade, made a sound the air was country wild strawberries sweet like lazy cats we lay for hours In the filthy hot, in the no time afternoons sometimes on the highway to anywhere I had never been, now I was away from home, but home In a holiday dusk I remember watching mosquitos dance we hid in quiet as the sun […]

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Dukes of Habit

Irish nightwith a few black beers for luckstood elbow to elbow in the midst of strange drunkardsthree sheets to the windplacing little wagers before the clock struckand the tender turns us awaylike the last three nights we’ve been

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The Quiet Path

I dream some daysof getting lost in the pathalong the quiet way homeway past the halfway evergreenunder those forest peekaboosjust to listen to the river as it runs

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Pool Boys

A cold beer ran down my lips, to my chinin a moment I knew would last a lifetimethere was a pool table…balls rackedready for a breaksome girl singing on the radiowe both sang a few of the wordsthose we could rememberall night we competedbest in banter, best in billards, best in brew,butnever best in friendsthat […]

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Days Gone

Take me to a Springwhere every day was as young as Iand the sun would come winking through the curtains

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Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!!!

Hey Everyone, It’s National Indigenous Peoples Day here in Canada, and given that I’m 3rd generation myself, I am dedicating today’s entry to my grandmother. She was Mi’kmaw, and a member of the Miawpukek First Nation. I’m currently a voting member of the reservation band council and have been for many years now.

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