All Day Walking in 1950’s Kitsilano (for Alice Munro)

All day walking
in 1950s Kitsilano
from my clapboard porch
i see the Lions

Leaving again
in starched shirt
battered hat
in absence, on snow

Streetcar ride
towards Dunsmuir
near the launderette
to the stop close by
the store on Georgia
where i work
– apparently expanding
beyond the brick facade