The Cutting Edge

Relationships are tricky, no doubt about it. We struggle, at
least I do, to keep stress out of relationships with friends and family.
It doesn’t always work, but I keep on trying to avoid the
pitfalls, focus on the pluses, and enjoy the people.


THE CUTTING EDGE                                      

turn your head until sunlight
cuts the edge of sight
without burning –
easy to gauge

not like love
where, if you shift too far
ice cracks under your feet –
too far the other way
and powder snow
suffocates the self

the secret is to find
the angle of tilt
and hold it
balanced on light


first published in Ink Sweat and Tears


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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