David Fraser lives in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island. He is the founder and editor of Ascent Magazine, Aspirations for Artists
, published since 1997. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in 28 journals, including Three Candles
, Regina Weese
. He has recently published a collection of his poetry, "Going to the Well,"
and another of his short fiction, "The Dark Side of the Billboard."
David is currently the BC Federation of Writers Regional Director for The Islands Region.
Each day we drink
the filtered water of the news,
gulp the gossip down,
those headline incidents
of pain and suffering;
lurking for a few more weeks,
the fiery crumbling towers before,
their echoes back and forth each day,
bombs, bullets, body bags
fill the air, catch the eye,
slaughter trees, use up ink
so groups both small and large
can feed their obsessive greed.
A new day's headline is waiting now
while by the billions
bloated babies lie and wait
to give their water to the flies
Published September 2005