TANKA FOR PAT

 

I’m at the window
before the street awakes
it’s a comfort
to think the way you listened
for the sound of quiet…

the March wind
eases, just a little
and the door
between us opens
as it does in dreams

just now
I turned to fold you
in my arms
Pat, tell me again
how the fox came like a flame.

 

 

Louisa Howerow‘s poems have appeared in a number of anthologies, among them: Resistance: Righteous Rage in the Age of #MeToo (University of Regina Press.), Tending the Fire (League of Canadian Poets) and GUEST 19, guest editor Pearl Pirie (above/ground press). Her poems “Why Scrabble” and the “The Why of It” were selected for the Canadian edition of Poem in Your Pocket, 2020 and 2021 respectively.

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