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Such a Day

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, Ardent and Ygdrasil. 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.

Remember when
the crisp cool, morning
deep blue sky
infused its light clear
through your veins
sharpened memory
in the walking with
the happy heart of robins
feeding on the grass
its growth sound
hop, hopping hope
careless energy
expanding lungs
the day�s intense quick eyes
singing sweet time
to be alive before
the weekly woes
of a furrowed future
brought burdens
to the soil.

— 2005

Published December 2006


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