“Real men plant trees”
And boys make wheelies on winding country streets
And girls with plastic buckets search mango groves
And families beeline for the beach
And she herds goats as they bleat
And this winding summer day
Is one to keep
~ Joanne C. Hillhouse
Joanne C. Hillhouse is the Antiguan and Barbudan author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Fish Outta Water, and Oh Gad! She’s been published in several anthologies and journals. Joanne runs the Wadadli Pen writing programme to nurture and showcase creative works by young people in Antigua and Barbuda.
Featured artwork by Mohsin Shafi.