Poems & Essays

24 Aug

While My Daughter Canoes With Her Dad and I’m on Shore

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The day our 30-something daughter tells us that
she can’t think of enough good reasons to choose
motherhood,  I don’t draw her attention to Reason

            #12,229 which is for the autumn afternoon when she
            arrives at a national park in Nova Scotia and wants 
            to take a canoe out but her partner rather sit on the pier

so her daughter rolls up jeans
and straps on a life jacket

Author of five collections of poetry, Shoshauna Shy’s poems often deal with the exhilaration and challenges of parenting. They have been published in print and electronically; as videos, inside taxis, community cars, and on the hind quarters of Madison Metro buses. She usually gets ideas for new poems while stuck doing something else. 

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