Poem: the thief

the red startle of duct tape
on the edge of your date book

is your way of pissing

on perfection

when broken things claim you
like rats from a sewer

you bind them to you
with stolen orange prayer flags
to keep them

from floating away

with the dish and the spoon
til the little dog laughed

but your lenses are missing
and your suitcase is full

of clown noses, shady hollows
that won’t be broken or fixed

beat the drum softly
with the secret code
of the thief

then we’ll all follow you

with a skip
drag
and sing

Jude Reads Her Poetry

Coming Events

Jude will be launching her new book A Blooming: On Bowen Island, June 9 from 4pm - 5:30 at Collins Hall, and in Vancouver June 16th from 4-5:30 at Massey Books - 229 E Georgia Street. Admission is free for both events. Come and enjoy!

Reading at the University of the Fraser Valley, March 14 with Bonnie Nish

March 22, Planet Earth Poetry Victoria, with Bonnie Nish

April 27 concert with Thomas RL Beckman on Bowen Island with Bonnie Nish Tuesday April 30 Jewish Community Centre

World Premiere of the St. Roch Suite! 10th Anniversary Gala reading to specific Art installations. 9 March, 2019
Prince George Symphony Orchestra,
Performance by Jude Neale (poet) and Thomas R.L. Beckman (composer)