XI. Gone Dyke

Haikus from the Klondike

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| A good encounter | A man must always | A tonne I carried | Across the White Pass | All your sufferings | Am I even man | At the confluence | Before I retreat | Beside my bosom | Beside the Taiya | Carried far away | Civilization | Every lawless place | Every tragedy | Experienced nature | Fetishize the past | First Nations gather | Five Finger Rapids | Flagging I focused | Fortunes have been made | From Gold Rush till now | Highway to the North | His hand on my thigh | His tent beside mine | How long can I sip | I could not give voice | I dreamt of touching | I feared he might feel | I sat in silence | I sought far for gold | I stayed in this town | I suppose miners | I tried not to look | I warmed my cold hands | Impenetrable | Imperceptibly | In case he'd want me | In my tent my thoughts | Invasive species | Invigorating | It's not a queer thing | It's so Canadian | Just as salmon schools | Leaves begin to turn | Like the fireweed | Lone wolves roam the streets | Melancholy Parks | Miners then tourists | My face red from booze | My tears wash away | Natives don't matter | Nature in Reserve | No matter how far | On black gravel beach | On day of eclipse | Our bodies broken | Paralyzed from cold | Pay to replicate | Pretending to sleep | Procession of men | Real men do not act | Ruins are pretty | Secretly we glance | Soon followed by snow | The agonizing | The crease of his shirt | The enormity | The handsome Mountie | The loon cries at dusk | The poor can't afford | The quest for nature | The skin of my lips | The sweat on his arms | The trees bear witness | There were no beavers | These native trade routes | This land makes me weep | This treacherous trail | Those savage Indians | Tis not worth at end | Tis queer to be soft | To push on or bail | Tormented valley | Vapour of our breaths | Virility judged | Wary existence | We shall pass nameless | What is worth of gold | When home feels so close | White faces greet me | Winds across the lake |

 


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