Future and Past

We’ve almost got through January and there’s the rest of the year to deal with, the ups, downs, and sideways of it all; the sun and the snow, the rain and the mist … all the infinite variety of each day, month, or minute. Sometimes I just need to see this particular moment and no other.

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FUTURE AND PAST

of my three eyes
the first sees forwards                                    bridge, Sask.with R&M.
to the path leading
over the hill

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the second sees back
to crevasses dared
dark places feared

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my third eye
sees up and down
captures galaxies
with a glance

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measures distances
from peak to peak
on the moon

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gathers lava
from the flaming centre
of the earth
and burns the road
ahead      behind

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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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