Russ Rickey

nomad

 

a road

            calgary between canmore

            canmore between kamloops

            kamloops between coquitlam

            coquitlam between coast

                                                                        swing back

                                                                        vancouver towards calgary

                                                                                                                        towards

 

map this progress

a thousand dots between

lost look and    fine

what may

becomes noun

caught

singularity as movement

                                                                        around and around and

 

point from there to there

as the crow flies

shortest line

                                                between

                                                                        lost and found

 

finger points

something (not so far)

here lies that

sunday simple

 

after move we went

 

redundant

                                                                        but not forgotten

 

miss mountains like love kiss tap

a window pane

mourning morning mist listen

 

i yell story

 

silence slips past

moment

                                                between

                                                                        there and there and

grey sky sigh

diffuse light magic mystery

forward without motion emotion

graphically ally lost loss

lack of lakes maintain mountains

misses

bridges

                                                between

 

tumble of rings

brass sings chimes winter slick

icicles simple cress cross hang

steam heat hits cold caress

white everywhere gleams season

 

points on map reach backwards

progress journey

forward back to one side

or another

undirectionally

town after town

                                                we move

                                                                        i meant

                                                                                                                        we move

 

audible size sighs

windpants crackle against cold

even whispers have momentum

 

                                    calgary between

                                                between

 

cant count on these seas

sounds simple sign

winter in winnipeg

                                                                        west move

                                                                        we went

                                                                        we meant

                                                                        vehement

 

progress as growth grows old

sometimes

stop sudden shift panopticon vision

circles slices singular caught hold

caught cold

nomadic roadside monument

rest

for road is road

 

signs language sound

signified sentenced sustain

or mean move

the push away

oppose

 

road home

                                                between

roam'd home