A month can zip right by when one is engaged in community and writing! As of Saturday, the regina mom completed the in-person requirements as writer-in-residence at the Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre. A great Regina Beach and area crowd turned out to the launch of TALES FROM THE LAKE so if you’re interested watch for more about that over at This hot place.
Over the month, a couple of young friends I worked with on the Ryan Meili campaign have given birth and, thanks to a Facebook conversation about diapers, the regina mom remembered this poem, posted here in honour of the new babies, Thomas and Sasha.
Clothesline chat for June She is not ashamed to hang her toddler's diapers on the line, even though neighbouring lines boast like‑aged children are potty‑trained. She smiles to the other mothers shakes and clips moist white flags to the wire despite decades old decrees children be free from diapers at precisely age two. She visits another mother, helps move a table to the basement where on a wooden clothes rack diapers drip dry.
c. Bernadette Wagner
(And posted with gratitude that the times have changed.)