Wild swimming, walks, mushrooms.
Re-wilding: progressive approach to conservation.
Seven Persons, Cyprus County.
Location: Fifteen kilometres from Medicine Hat, off Highway 3.
Summer: Cattle grazing, thunderstorms, tornadoes.
Winter: Frozen tundra. Snowshoeing to check trap-line.
Key features: Doublewide trailer. Diffident elementary school. Flat prairie.
Activities: Shooting gophers with a .22 long rifle.
Dogs tearing Cocoa apart by the railway track. Innards scattered by the grain elevator.
Body of hobo found under the bleachers.
Youngest step-sister makes out with boyfriend in his truck.
Father gets construction job in Red Deer.
Older step-sister leaves.
You leave, too.
“I write to try to make sense of it all.” – the writer