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April 21 Detail of Materials

Epic Walk Diaries (April 21)

circumvent the upper class
   kin yet rejected
  not prepaid
      private you know

musqueam welcome
     he said river
  walking good
    a dog rides cheerful
 meander to laughter
      family

tidal flats
   pretend easy
 bones say otherwise
      dispersed vertebrae
   skull     memories of eyes
     spineful finale

stick to the grass!
   mud traps and chasms
  oil underlay
 rivulets    at some scale
     rivules really
  follow the line serpentine
       algorithmic life art merger

reed waves
    rise and drape
   hide and house
  red winged black birds
     check check
 bushtits pootiweet
  do we only hear alarm calls?

human detritus
   photogenic barrels and balls
      easter gloves
 reed mud life asserts
    life wins
      patient

stoic sentinel field
  ritual ancestors
    stand orderly
  skeletal
      siren song
   mud bounce

 d e t o u r

chasm labyrinth 
   go left!
 stick to the grass
   leap!
    part the typha forest
  log highways
     positively running now

surprise opening
  listening oasis
 layers of song

greenery boundary
  contrasting relief
 honest map check
    grit to origin

taunting brambles
 brambles mud
   brambles branches
  brambles reeds
    brambles roses
  cedar saviors
      water bombs

coloured goals
   pull
 sorrel  irises
    yellow  white  pink
  just unwrapped green
      horsetail forests
    nettles
   awake awake awake

up the creek
  cedar root path
   fern handles
 red berry finish
     i hope you laugh

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  Start 1:15pm
  End 6:05pm
  Avoid the colonial greens,
  to Musqueam cultural rotunda,
  meet the dog, witness the egg hunt,
  down to the river flats.
  around and around up and down backwards
  leaping slipping sinking
  scrambling brambling
  backward tracking to the creek
  remembered climb back to colonial greens.
  Encounter on private land, you know.
  road to Lola with unexpected forest walk.
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Feb 25 details of materials

Epic Walk Diaries (February 25)

unscrambled trail
   local sun muse
       stay away
        the edge the ground
     may give way
     
giving in
  sliding to low tide
   the city out of the girl
       out of bounds
        boundless
  bounding soft
     into moss
         turkey tail!
       under trees
 picking through snags
  snapping twigs
       the path

seeing double
   wondering still
   what is not seen
       undisturbed
      unpicked
   unknown

cauliflower mushroom ears
  corals of many generations
    soft
       colonized green
   between land and sea

eagle down feathers
   a good omen or
       death
     soft silvery
       bundles

       steps away
          a duck head
       dappled by the sun
   mistaken for a flower

musical snakes
   ancient ribbed hollows
     polyester original
  pull tok! pop a cork
    scouring rush

parting the bullrushes
    into waves of bleached ecru
  vectors of tides gone-by
      rogue log paths
          an invitation to fall
    unexpected freedom
 joyful anarchy
   bodies holding 

pull up your crazy pants
   round the point
     go up the delta
        oh Freud
 you missed half the fun

crumbling the rust cigars
   exposing soft nests
        snow
     seeds into wind

quiet irregular thumps
    woodworking
  human like
     chips fall from above
 perky upright redhead
   eating nesting 
      beautiful winged flight
  apologies 

oasis surprise
   lawn   log     tree
     perfect for a picnic
 untouched

boundary creek
   parallel tree crossings
 musqueam now
    forward and up
      breathless
   green groomed
        white

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[
  Start 12:30pm
  End 4:46pm
  Still existing mushroom marker to
  soothsayer, pass Lola again,
  back to mushroom
  scramble down to trail
  obstinately remain despite every kind of obstacle
  side road to bullrushes, logjams
  meandering onto the trail and back to shore
  crossing into Musqueam land
  scrambling up to Shaughnessy Golf Course
  onto the greens, jumping the fence
  onto Marine Drive, back to Forbidden road
  and Lola.
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Details of gathering

Epic Walk Diaries (November 28)

oh shit it's pooop
  you thought it would be
   pure
   delight
   special
   seashell, long and twisted
nope
poop

many things presenting
 as solid
   are not
    others shimmer
  surreal 

i want to stick out
  my tongue
   at everybody
 today   as a totem

two lively eagles
 don't mind

a generous soul
  feeds graceful hunger
  a threat of ending
brings a swarm of need
    he ducks
      throws up
 his last crumbs

blackberry flower
 pertinacious
   memories of summer
  sheltering a hopping bird

wandering onto slipperiness
  our luck will run out
 back to the bed of leaves

double bubble pink
  pot pop pop pot
 so pink
   urban pop up

a natural stake
   pointed
  we speak of death
 small and big
    shocks
   pieces and parts
 a claw
   a body
  a mollusk
    a shoe
        nothing is lost
 it sure seems so

waves
 rest
   in soothing suprise
   sitting
   sitting
   pondering
   unexplained
   distant yellow
   no need to explain
   sit

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[
  Start 3:07pm
  End 4:52pm
  Nod at the monument, thoughts
  of campus police, onward to MOA,
  to the backyard looking for the way back
  to the end point, thwarted by mansion,
  back to the totems sticking out many tongues,
  new stairs to wreck beach, trail 4 for small people,
  along the beach, round the point,
  to the breakwater and log jam, trail 6 up the stairs,
  along marine drive, back to MOA and Lola.
]
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