Old Crow

The Porcupine caribou took a dive

a quill’s breadth above the 66th

 

just as the lake disappeared

                    overnight, they say,

 

leaving fine-grained

beaches strewn with horse hooves, 

 

mammoth teeth, shattered ribs, a storied

Pleistocene-era ghost-farm —

 

enough remains to fill 

the museums of the world

Published online May 21 2014.

Christine Fellows is a Winnipeg-based songwriter and performer. Her songs have sailed her to venues all over the world, sent her wheeling down the centre aisle of a darkened Toronto church wearing a papier-mâché bat head, set her down in a community centre near the Arctic Circle and a palazzo garden in Venice. She will release her sixth album alongside her first collection of poetry in 2014 (ARP Books).


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This piece was published in ‘Poetry Only,’ the Spring 2014 issue of CV2.

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