“My Boy” by Emily Turner-Sherwood1 min read

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Emily Turner-Sherwood

Today I saw a bird
It was a tiny bird
Flying just high enough that I took notice
While all the other birds flew one way
You flew the other
You squawked awkwardly, making your tiny presence known amongst the vastness
A bark if you may,
Husky and loud
It was you, my boy
It was you
You always flew against the wind


Emily Turner-Sherwood is a photographer, mother, and poet hailing from Vancouver, Canada. Having inhabited many places throughout her life and being raised in a mixed-race household – she is interested in exploring concepts of loss. Navigating what loss means through memories of the home, cultural identity, motherhood, and belonging. These are the key threads found in her work.

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