To Tecumseh

 
You were meant for other places
Tecumseh
                           So, as we slept
you fashioned a thought, rigged
it with a dream as light as morning,
and before we awoke you sailed away,
carried on our breaths into the sun.

 

 

As appeared in Leaning into the Mountain, Fooliar Press, Toronto, 2006.

 

 

 

 

Other People’s Poetry

 
When the Revolution Comes

 

I will be right behind you,
stones in hand, though they’re heavy
and you, Papa, are a giant,
tall enough for one to stop
at the back of your head.

 

 
by Jacob Scheier

 

 
As appeared in More to Keep us Warm, published by ECW Press.