Friday, June 15, 2012
Businesses have come and gone
along the road from Skidigate to Tlell,
or fallen to gross disrepair and negligence,
but ocean tide still swells and receeds.
Along this coast highway,
sea wind blows and sun shines
as ever it has,
waves glinting or tumbling ashore.
The Haida Gwaii are still
I am still called to pilgrimage,
to attempt a memorial to the beautiful.
I raise my tent now,
in this moment,
a supplicant in your presence,
a mercy monger
in your mossy forest,
cedar and hemlock.