Geese

A spring, not so long ago,   I discovered two Canada geese in the field by the blue pool.  A spring when my father was still alive.  The pool is a luminous ribbon of water that arches away from the river and cuts across a fallow field.  I visit this part of the river often. Follow the…

Mother’s Day

Most holidays I call home. When I call this day, my mom answers. She seems pleasantly surprised. My siblings are there and their kids and their kid’s kids. It is a full house and per the holiday tradition the phone gets passed around. I say hello and happy mother’s day and the phone goes to brother,…

The Wolf

I have never seen a wolf.   Not in the wild.  My dad did, once, up north, as they say, in the boundary waters.   It was early morning and we kids were all asleep in the tent. He got up to cook fish someone had caught the night before and to smoke cigarettes.   There he was…