A Poem by Stephen Daniels


My daughters create
paper planes,
just like I used to.

Mine would soar
across the garden,
theirs tear when wet.

I suggest we make them
under umbrellas, together.

Previously published in Eunoia Review.

Stephen Daniels is the editor of the Amaryllis Poetry and Strange Poetry websites. He is also a father of two daughters aged 6 and 9. His poetry has been published in numerous magazines and websites, including The Interpreter’s House, Ink Sweat & Tears, And Other Poems, Obsessed With Pipework, The Lake. His forthcoming pamphlet Tell mistakes I love them will be published in 2017 by V. Press. You can find out more at www.stephenkirkdaniels.com