Homesickness

Image by Kevin Phillips on Pixabay A ragged bird is swallowed by dark trees and stirring water, grey as packs of rats, runs widdershins, below the heavy cloud. Marge, swaying on the dock drops to her knees. Her long dark hair trails down to touch the boat, but cargo...

Barbarians at the Gates

Image by Simon Steinberger from Pixabay Once upon a time, a benevolent prime minister looked upon the land and decreed that we would no longer be diminished by books written in the UK and America only, that Canadian writers would stand tall and be recognized for their...

Wind Sniffing

Photo by Brendan O’Donnell from Unsplash we were to say the least amotley crew of womenmiddle-aged recruitmentsfrom the local temp employmentmeeting every morning outbehind the plant down in theparking lot where Joe whohad seen better days waitedin his rusted eighties...

The Girl from the Attic

Maddy lives in two worlds. Here Maddy has stepped through a portal to the past into an attic where she peers through a grate to the kitchen below. Maddy leaned away from the grate, afraid she had been seen by the strangers below her. What were they doing in her...

Two Poems by Antony Di Nardo

Photo by Daniel Norris from Unsplash Deer I am sitting reading in the giant shadow of Mt. Washington here on its northern side, hundreds of miles away in lockdown, devoted for the moment to the life and thoughts of other people’s characters. I am rummaging through an...