I'm standing outside in my leather jacket with the mink fur collar

watching my breath leave my body as the moon rises over the river

and the lights starting to turn on in St Boniface Hospital

vignettes of births, deaths, heartbreak and hope

reflected on water that's getting darker.

It's been a while since I've been here, thought of you

remembered the feeling and fleeting way that your smile

made me feel

my hand stuffed in your pocket for warmth

our prints mixing with the rabbits and deer and the geese and the crows in the snow

while the cross on top of the hospital glows like a beacon.

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