Stuck at home with my little one. Daycare is closed so I find other ways for us to have fun. I take her out back and we play in the sun; her feet pattering hard with her little baby run. Day 1 was easy and so was 2 to 30. But after those days I started to worry. My baby should be with other babies, exploring and learning; and I should be working, not feeling like a burden. But I quickly realized to look at the glass half full. If I could catch kisses from my little one, in one day I’d have a pocketful. These precious moments I get with my child are priceless and for that I smile. Quarantine with a child can be tough, but I wouldn’t change a thing, and I’d do it again for my little one, my love.
Tyneisha Ternent, aka Ty the Poetess, is mother to an 18-month-old baby girl, and a spoken-word artist and writer. She grew up in Toronto, Ontario but currently lives in Barrie, Ontario. Writing has always been a passion. She loves writing poetry, prose and songs. This Fall sees the release of her debut poetry book, Bearing Fruit, which explores her first pregnancy experience. View the trailer here.