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July First Twenty-Twenty-One, a poem by Chad Norman

for the children found and those yet to be.

The word discovery
becomes more important than ever;
I know my country well
and today there is no doubt
it will be turned inside out.

Horror sits comfortably beside me.
However it is Love, a quest
to continue to learn
I turn and embrace
for a long, long time.

Children attending Shubenacadie Residential School

Chad Norman’s most recent books are Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley, released last year by Guernica Editions, and Selected & New Poems, from Mosaic Press. He lives in Truro, Nova Scotia.

See also: Who I move beside, a poem by Chad Norman

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