First published in True Colour (Redmond, Washington: City of Redmond, 2014). First written in May of 2010, while in the air between Seattle, Washington and Oakland, California.

clouds rising
            the mountain’s new shape

mist on the river
            empty canoe

foggy window
            shadows fill the bookshelves

breath clouds
            sounds of the ice dancer

misty city
            a truckload of Xmas trees

hospice visit
            dad forgets my name