Bruce McRae


I was born at night.
I was born on the floor.
I was born in a snowstorm,
the power cut off,
the woodstove giving up its dead,
a cold wind with its hooks out
and no rescue till morning.

I was born yesterday,
so keeping talking, friend,
keep flapping your gums.
Or better yet, tell me a story.
The one with the wolves in it.
The tale of the headless huntsman.
Tell me how summer comes alive
in the dead certainty of winter.

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with over 1,900 poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are ‘The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press); ‘An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy; (Cawing Crow Press) and ‘Like As If” (Pski’s Porch), Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).

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