Monthly Archives: April 2014

stellar

there was a moment when

I had to admit

I’d fallen into your orbit

it was too late

to save me

gravity pulled

I was

captured

 

 

David Trudel   © 2014

 

 

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I am Grateful

I am grateful for the privilege that lets me live on Vancouver Island

I am grateful to be a visitor on the traditional lands of the Lek’wungen People

I am grateful for the freedom to walk on the beach at dusk in safety

I am grateful for being a white male

in a world of violence towards women

I thank the creator for all the gifts I share

I thank the creator for all of you

I’m grateful

for the privilege of sharing

this moment

this now

with you

 

David Trudel © 2014

 

 

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Hat Parade

playfully the wind

pulls the bowler from my head

pirouetting I snatch it back

 

edges softened

by ten gallons of rain

broad enough for a dry neck

 

this hotel lobby

has many ways to spend money

I gamble on a hat

 

autumn is perfect

for sacrificial wicker

Brooks Brothers throwback

 

in Montreal for work

I find a shrine for hats

Borsalino paradise

 

on a forest walk

spiders fall from overhead

evading swallows

 

I don’t wear ballcaps

give me a fedora instead

it rains, I smile

 

at the front door

I ponder which hat to wear

children laugh outside

 

unleashed, her hair

flies triumphantly up

a golden crown

 

woven cedar strips

bridging cultures and form

one more seagull target

 

silhouetted

crisp brim unmistakable

it’s the police

 

I find a feather

its beauty calls me skyward

to mourn lost flocks

 

 

David Trudel   © 2014

 

 

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