Fathom 1992



Inside Cover



Derrick E. Higginbotham (2)
KimRilda LeBlanc (2)
Sean Kirby (2)
Graham Touchie (3)
Julie Traves
Ken Samberg (3)
Gina M. Beaton (2)
Dana James (2)
Morgan O’Connor (3)
Alex Mason (2)
G. J. Munro
Stephen Saunders (2)
Steve LeBlanc
Duncan McCue (3)


Adrian Vanderwiel


Duncan McCue



Waking Up

That’s the way I wake up.
Real slow-like,
    world not even qui te
     wondering if maybe
     I should stay

   And as I’m waking up,
she’s lying there and is
   part of me again;
I open my eyes
   to virgin sun
and look at her back,
   which lies curled next to

and I move closer
and I put my arm around her
and I notice my arm
   is so dark
     against her smooth
         white skin
and I think about dichotomies
   and differences

and I shut my eyes,
try to stay dreaming.


Crazy Rabbit Night

The moon’s dancin crazy
on the white white
Jack pine black shadows
twistin in the night.
      -rabbit night­
cold cold achin
    deep down cold...
moon’s dancin crazy.
      -rabbit night­
Cross the white white snow­-
streakin and blazin and runnin-
like no tomorrow,
down the path,
like no tomorrow.

Crazy Rabbit Spirit,
   blazin along the path
Crazy Rabbit Spirit,
   dancin down her path


Sun rising orange on the red red
cold cold achin
   deep down cold.


During Pow-wow

Oh yeah, hah...
   Then there was those white people,
   came off the highway during pow-wow,
   lookin' for some reeel Indians.
Had their yah-sheek-ahhh cameras,
takin' pictures of them dancers,
they were snappin' away like crazy,
   'till Gilbert Wayjackie stepped up,
   said "Excuse me, but I sure like them
    shiny beads your wife's got there."

Boy, I never seen no Mercedes
   drive like that on the rez since.


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