Ready for it? Here comes Cape Horn
under a contrail crossing over
the shining scales of the long lake at sunset.
For your first Canada Day, Canuck,
we gave you a dawn walk by a labyrinth,
a dog show, a town stroll, a crazy service road
clambering rock-fields into high pines.
Life is a fast machine in this slow valley.
Good luck, kid, it's gonna be a long, short ride.