Moose Factory – d-dechs tags

you traced yourself in vivid green and blue

after southern cousins, streets, brick

made alive with tags, 

quiet illuminators of the 

bleaker corners

trash bins, rusted

rail cars wearily tracking

the polar route

colossal ice breaks on the island,

exposing disheveled grass

not yet ready to rise

tired snow yields a crop of bicycles

forgotten in the trance

of a James Bay winter

Adam Davidson-Harden is an educator and writer from Kingston, Ontario. He has taught at the university and high school level, and lives with his wife and two school-aged boys. When not writing poetry he usually focuses his time on songwriting, academic writing or trying to get people to care about social and ecological justice issues.