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2006 12 27
Angle of Incident #36: Kingston Window

By Gary Michael Dault

We fled Christmas this year,
My partner and I.
My children, now grown, are dispersed,
Remote from one another
And from me
For the first time.

This is a view from the window
Of the Bed and Breakfast
We booked for Christmas Eve
And Christmas Day.
It’s a view east along King Street
in Kingston,
Looking towards St. George’s Cathedral.
I grew up in Kingston.

There is a gas fire in the fireplace
Which, like the biblical burning bush,
Burns without ever consuming
The wood it feeds upon

Behind me, as I take this photo,
My partner lies draped over a big chair
Before the fire
Lost in one of the too-many books
She brought with her to read

I brought books too
But I can’t concentrate.
I wander around these vast rooms
Taking pictures out the windows.

King Street is wet
With the beginnings of snow

Gary Michael Dault
Kingston, December 25, 2006
[email this story] Posted by Gary Michael Dault on 12/27 at 01:55 PM

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