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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 1, March 2012

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Susan Constable
Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, Canada


Breathtaking

A new road winds through evergreens and bare alders where my son used to run when he came home from college. As I walk up the steep slope, snow-capped mountains appear beyond my first glimpse of the ocean. I climb higher, round a hairpin curve, and finally reach a small clearing. I can see a tug boat pulling a log boom, notice where the sun will set in summer, where the moon will rise above the strait tonight. I move toward the moss-covered summit, wondering if I'll find the small white cross I made from twigs and dry grass.

surveyor's tape—
a raven
catches the wind

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