drenched in twilight

by waaseyaa'sin christine sy

been so long driving in early dark settings along long rural roads headlights and silhouettes of naked   stark trees fences staid land all i could do was stop grin soak in the colour of anishinaabe land just this side of day, this side of winter, just this side of minokimiing, side of night, just     no longer     longing

been so long i can’t remember when light and reflection danced just so across snow covered lands in early spring at twilight drenching aki and me

aki and me

in twilight

and blue,

in twilight blue

been so long all i could do was stop smile soak it in this fading light on spring snow covered land all in blue relishing this all, this beautiful life, all this beautiful life