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December 2008, vol 4 no 4

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Ruth Holzer

 

Moncton

Roses and peonies fill Riverside Park as it meanders along the Petitcodiac. Great blue herons line up on the muddy banks. Young goldfinches dart in and out of the willows. A circle of stones around a tall Celtic cross: a memorial to those who came here fleeing the Great Hunger. I read the lists carved into glittering granite.

my family name
not on this monument—
even so

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