Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

Zen and a Dinosaur –
         Home is what travels through us

Michael Trussler

Fall 2020 - Zen and a Dinosaur




Time baffles me. I simply cannot understand how one day passes into another one. For years now, I’ve thought that time is the most mysterious of our experiences, but now I understand that being a parent means having to acknowledge something even more perplexing than whatever time is: to bring a birth is also to bring one more death into the world …


Michael Trussler has published award-winning poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. He teaches English at the University of Regina.