By the garden shed your tire swing sways from a frayed rope and wood smoke
loses itself in a white sky. Deer tracks angle off into spruce shadows, an owl hoots, a branch snaps. It could be now; it could be years ago.
Virginia Boudreau lives in a seaside community on the south western tip of Nova Scotia, Canada. She is employed as a Learning Disabilities Specialist with her local school board. Her work has appeared, and is upcoming in a wide variety of North American literary magazines and anthologies.