Selected Works, Volume One On Sale
Jerry Prager, author of Legends of the Morgeti vol 1 &2 has published selections of poetry and prose from three of his previously published books, his blog The Well Versed Heart and unpublished works. On Sale at Macondo Books, the Bookshelf, in Guelph and the Eden Mills Writers Fest.
D'Etre Raisins

No sour grapes these,

rather the withered sweetness
of seasons lengthened
to aged fruition
chewed introspectively.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Erosion of Belonging

We can already feel the detachment from place,
the displacement of home, the need to leave because of
a bond that cannot hold, a village that cannot survive the forces
being arrayed against it: the development schemes, the banality
that will soon encroach the natural beauty of the gorges and
their pastoral approaches, the creative community about to be overwhelmed
by the onslaught of exurban commuters and the monied superficialities of tourist traps.

It is never wise to make a last stand on a landscape of sinkholes.

Friendships will survive, though some are already dying on the vine,
others, still to come, are growing: there are regrets and warm memories,
but the going is already in motion, like a iceberg calving,
not yet fallen into the sea, a stately inevitability,
far enough off that we can downsize before packing,
the acceptance and sorrows within the erosion of belonging.

June 2 2015


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