How Did She Know?

At twenty, in 1912,
my Grandad sailed
from Liverpool
to Canada to be
a cowboy
in Saskatchewan

but after
a couple of years
of herding steers
he boarded a steamer
back to the old town

-- and didn't write
to say he was coming.
His old grandmother
stood on Princes Landing Stage
in her shawl
waiting

By Christopher T. George