Strawberry Creek
Nancy Mackenzie

What would you have me answer that I do not know your name? What else did the willow tell you she, young and pliant, assured me a hello welcoming me to your deathplace like one who belongs. A ghost at my window, the coyote's song at the sill these are things I can attest to even as I farm words from the plantings of long ago.

Nancy Mackenzie's two books of poetry, Soul's Flight and The Illuminated Life (Ekstasis Editions), voice mythic streams through everyday life. Strawberry Creek is a tributary of the North Saskatchewan River.