Preeti Shah is a Queens-based poet who was a Brooklyn Poets 2019 Fall Fellowship Finalist. She has work upcoming in Sukoon and Please See Me. She served as Assistant Director of Communications for YJPerspectives Magazine. She works in the healthcare field, and is passionate about family and all avenues of wellness. To connect, reach out to @babyprema. "Stay Father" is dedicated to Preeti's Father, whose sacrifices can be felt for lifetimes.