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Ken Cathers

          for Devon


when you were born

I held your tiny

shrivelled feet

                   with wonder


look. I said, he’s

been walking

in the desert


toes curled under,

eyes clenched

against the light




having already travelled

such a long way

to be here



Ken Cathers has a B.A. from the University of Victoria and a M.A. from York University in Toronto. He has been published in numerous periodicals, anthologies and has just released his eighth book of poetry, entitled Home Town with Impspired Press of England. He has also recently published a chapbook with broke press in Canada and has another chapbook, entitled “Legoland Noir” forthcoming from Block Party Press in Toronto. His work has appeared in publications in Canada, the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, England, Ireland and Africa. Most recently it has appeared in Zoetic Press, Wool Gathering Review, The MacGuffin, The Orchards and thewildword. He lives on Vancouver Island with his family in a small colony of trees.

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