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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


FERN G. Z. CARR is a member of and former Poet-in-Residence for the League of Canadian Poets. She composes and translates poetry in five languages. A 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee, Carr has been published extensively world-wide from Finland to the Seychelles. Some of Carr's poetry was taught at West Virginia University and was featured online in Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. Her poem, "I Am", was chosen by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate as Poem of the Month for Canada. One of Carr's haiku has even been included on a DVD sent to Mars aboard NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.

Fern G. Z. Carr


In over My Head

A group of two-year olds peers at me
observing like partially submerged frogs –
eyes barely above their flutter boards;
plastic orange water wings
keep them afloat as they splash
and pee in the water
while I cling to the ledge of the pool
summoning all my courage
to let go
and finally be free
of years of "what-if's",
even if I am in over my head.