Friday, October 11, 2013

poem- Nobel Alice October 10, 2013 by Shawn L. Bird


They said
short stories were out of fashion
but you wrote them any way
They said
women didn’t make good
subjects for novels
but you wrote them anyway
They said
Canada doesn’t have a literary voice
along with Margaret, Hugh, Leonard, et al
you wrote one anyway.
They said
Alice is Nobel but you said,
‘I forgot that was today.’