Poetry professor Alain C. Dexter leaps to his death at Valletta Falls, moments after posting his final Facebook update. Thousands of fans click Like and move on; only one sees through the morbid wit and takes measures to save him. Meanwhile, Constable Elsie Kalahash of the Ontario Provincial Police just wants to go on holidays. But when you’re a Cree medicine woman, there are no days off.
A double sestina with twelve repeating end words and a 12-line concluding envoi doubles the fun and the story effect.
In “Percy and Me ‘neath the Yum Gum Tree”, a woman flees shallow modernity in search of veritas, only to get strung up, in the way of all good myths, in the company of a famous Romantic poet and curious wee people who bite.
On December 21st 2012, the Mayan 'Long Count' calendar cycle will come to an end. A new cycle of time will replace what has gone before.
To the Nagual, the Toltec energy masters who exist in deep time, the great cycles are the very warp and weft of their existence.
Read this poetic narrative and feel the experiential, non-narcotic rush of a 4-year-old initiate who grows to become a full Nagual.