This poem won 'Second Place" in the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Contest. The full poem is available in

the 2021 summer issue of Prairie Fire Magazine, Vol. 42, No. 2.

my father
as rhythm in 


Already, my father has stopped steering the boat, carried by wind that blows across the lake, and entered a rhythm, blue bowl of sky and his cells, assembled in his body, an idea of love and majesty.