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Table of Contents

AUTUMN'S GATE

The Hallows 11
Autumn's Gate 12
The Alts Visit 14
To Wait With a Person Dying 15
My Mother's Burial 18
The Turn of the Tide 23
I'll Be Right Back 26

THE TWO COUNTRIES

For William Stafford 29
The Quarrel 31
The Two Countries 33
Other Powers 36
Teachers at Risk 38
Post-Secondary Education 40
The Ferryman 42
Sorry My Paper Is Late, But 45
Semester's End 46
The Museum 48
Useless 50
Body Map 53
War on a Round Planet 56
Casualties 58
It Was My Country 60


THE CLOWN

The Death of the Clown 65
The Burial of the Clown 67
The Monument to the Clown 69
The Resurrection of the Clown 71
The Childhood of the Clown
The Dreams of the Clown 74
The Revenge of the Clown 75


FROM A DARK SHORE

In a House of Women 79
A Sad Day 81
Harbinger 83
When We Parted 84
The Road's Side 86
Anthem: Under the Horned Moon 89
A Self 90
"The Emotions Are Not Skilled Workers" 92
In the Birth Canal 93
The Dark Ones 96
Where Mountain Water 98
Sophia 101
La Belle Dame Sans Coeur 104


THE BALD MAN

The Bald Man 109
Insertion 111
The Nipple 114
The Big 0 116
Excavation 118
Grandfather and Grandmother 120
The Nest 122
Life With Dick 124


BILLY: A PASTORAL

The Valley by Night 129
Billy's Peccadillos 130
Reverend Billy 131
Billy on Industrial Progress 132
Billy and Housing 134
Billy on the Valley 135
Billy and Women 136
Intrusion 137
Billy Employed 142

THE CALL

The Call 147
Sky Gravity 150
Poetry Overdose 152
The Genius 154
The Colours of the Forest 155