PoetryIssue 22 | April 2015

Five poems from Shoshauna Shy

What the Postcard Didn't Say - #23

In the airport this morning
I realized
the only reason I love you
is because you love me
and after 20 years
that is not a good reason
to stay married to you
nor is it a good enough
reason to leave
I did fall in love once
but this is safer

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About the author

Shoshauna Shy remembers her travels in Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, and the United States best by whatever book of poetry she was reading at the time she was there. Her fourth collection, What the Postcard Didn’t Say received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. She’s a founder of Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf.

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Screensaver by Sandra Larson
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Going Places by Rachel Miller-Howard
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