Chad Norman

All is so diagnosed…


those always the first

sat down & not healthy

in a tiny waiting room,

waiting for a doctor

they’re lucky to wait for.


This is just our days…


a little boy

who loves books,

(his mother reading them aloud)

pees on a chair

without any shock or shame,


or other than what

book lovers would worry about,

both being themselves

after the clean-up,

continuing their favourite story.

Chad Norman lives beside the high-tides of the Bay of Fundy, Truro, Nova Scotia. He has given talks and readings in Denmark, Sweden, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, America, and across Canada. His poems appear in publications around the world and have been translated into Danish, Albanian,  Romanian, Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Czech, and Polish. His collections are Selected & New Poems ( Mosaic Press), and Squall: Poems In The Voice Of Mary Shelley (Guernica Editions). And Simona: A Celebration of the S.P.C.A. came out early 2021 from Cyberwit.net (India). His new book, A Matter of Inclusion, is now out with Mwanaka Publishing & Media (www.africanbookscollective.com).