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.