A LONG LINE poem
by Richard L. Provencher

A Long Line

of geese stampede through November
clouds, arising from an early
Alberta morning

their V-formations a Royal wedding
scudding south, leaving
memories of green pastures, salient
lakes and a
wilderness of plenty.

An ancient path leads across borders,
states and hidden sloughs
where a fury of sound awaits, hunters
in suits of deceit
planning new rules of engagement.

Within the confusion, tired wings
flee rest, losing leaders
in quick succession
and soon, too many vagabond
warriors lay face to face in stillness.

And somewhere beyond the voice
of shotgun thunder, goblets of
exclamation begin toasting someone's
misplaced manhood.

Richard L. Provencher 2005

first published March 2008
Creekwalker Carlsbad CA

Richard enjoys writing poems; many of which have been published in Print and Online. He and his wife, Esther are also co-authors of stories and a print novel. They are "born again" Christians and very busy in their church, Abundant Life Victory International, in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.

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