Looking For

Have you ever had a child go missing? Can’t find her/him in the house anywhere? Call, shout, yell … no answer. Panic … heart-race … run outside … and … guess what and where?

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LOOKING FOR                                       IMG_1601 white lilac

fast out into sunlight
to find air drenched
with the smell of lilac
weighted and warm
spring heavy
against my skin

but the earth     soaked
by winter’s overspill
squelches underfoot
as I run in search
calling       calling

and look up
to trees doused
in emerald     olive                                               
acquamarine
all the painted greens
hide branches     birds
and my five-year-old
singing

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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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2 Responses to Looking For

  1. Claire Cappetta says:

    Great poem, been there and felt that! 🙂

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