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Requiescat Canadiana

Seven thousand clicks for a single northern hope of
     Hudson Bay,
One hundred and five final resting places over four seasons
     of driving and walking,
Two thousand snaps of the white button, names of
     memento mori filling up camera space, 
Twelve thousand newer names in this epidemic
     down every road,
Nineteen counties, seven denominations,
     five anti-depressants, eight districts, 
One hundred and forty rivers, creeks, lakes, bays, waterfalls,
Two hundred and twenty cabinet cards, seven portraits, 
Fifty-two poems marrying two worlds...

Excerpt from Numbers and Faces