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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



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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So I was riding my bike along the Galloping Goose trail towards town. At one of the intersections I was slowing down for the red light when I noticed that the cyclist coming up on my left was a Saanich Police officer, and in fact there were a pair of them. I started to say hello but just then this helmetless guy across the intersection jumps the red light and wheels through a gap in traffic right towards us, not noticing the cops until one of them strides forward, motioning him to stop and announcing their presence. “Sometimes it’s just that easy” the other officer says to me and another cyclist who were smiling in amusement at the situation. The light changed to green and we rode on.




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