Winnipeg Wind

First published in the “Hands Across the Water” special collaborative poetry issue of The Bamboo Hut in December 2018, page 41. Also posted to Debbie Stranges Warp and Weft blog on 16 December 2018. Rengay originally written in January 2017.

      by Michael Dylan Welch and Debbie Strange

Portage and Main—
the wind whipping snow
after my missed bus                                                          Michael

        Assiniboine Forest at dusk
        a deer flicks its tail                                                     Debbie

in the ruin
of St. Boniface Cathedral
a crushed snail                                                                 Michael

another heatwave—
Leo Mol nudes recline
in the garden                                                                    Debbie

        the Golden Boy
        still pointing north                                                   Michael

at Fort Whyte
the snowshoe tracks
of humans and hares                                                      Debbie