In McGillivray Township's Cherry Trees
A poem about a daughter watching her elderly father approach death. His sleep and manipulation by machines is compared to the capture and drowning of wild song birds "enraptured by ripeness."
Susan Downe lives in London, Ontario. She studied English and Philosophy as an undergraduate, at age forty she studied Gestalt theory and practice, and psychoanalysis, and practised in these fields for sixteen years. She is the daughter of a woman named Jaunita Wildrose.