A City by the Ocean


by Garth Paul Ukrainetz

There’s a city by the ocean

Rocky Mountain waves do roll

On a beach they call the Foothills

Rugged coast of western soul


In the surf of surging snowcaps

There’s a glow of warm Chinook

Where the sunsets are so famous

Whales and dolphins swim to look


Tiny seashells on the Deerfoot

Crabs and lobsters in the Bow

A flock of seagulls in Glamorgan

Comb the beach when tide is low


There’s a tower for a lighthouse

Guiding ships through rocky sea

There’s a city by the ocean

In the breeze of Calgary