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April Bulmer has published three books of poetry.  She has also been nominated for the Pat Lowther Award for the best book of poetry by a Canadian woman.  Her work has appeared in a number of periodicals including Arc, Event, The Malahat Review, and Contemporary Verse 2.  She holds four university degrees and is interested in feminist forms of spirituality. April is originally from Toronto, but has lived in Cambridge for the past seven years. It was there she spotted the coyote: late one night while walking her dog.

Monday's Poem

© April Bulmer


Comes looking for me.
Through the woods
beneath the moon as it blooms.
Past birds who rest
in their feathers.
Each heart a place for blood:
not love or pain.

He passes my mock orange
and the white blossoms
on my May Day tree.
Coyote comes
on four crooked canes.

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