3 poems by Lisa Reynolds

Lisa Reynolds

his seed
without consent

One day she may come to you
Body bruised, lip split from
The wrath of him
Trust me when I say
It is you who she needs
You who can help her
Feel whole again

Choice is a word you want her to know
Choice gives options when life is questioned
Like should she or should she not
Choose herself over him 

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Lisa Reynolds is a Canadian writer of poetry and short stories. She is a member of The Ontario Poetry Society, the Writing Community of Durham Region, and an associate member of The League of Canadian Poets. Her works are published internationally in anthologies, literary journals, and magazines. Her poems, Advice and Choice are two from her collection of five, that will be featured at an upcoming CROSS CURRENTS Indo-Canadian Arts exhibition, and published in the 1st edition of “Verses on Walls/In Between The Lines” along with complementary Art.

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Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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