Two Tanka

And then there are cats … those impossible I’ll-do-it-my-way critters that comfort and engage, show-off and welcome … can’t help but love them … Yes, I know people love dogs too, but it’s a good thing we’re all different, even our preferences …

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Two Tanka

morning by morning                                       IMG_2229 the cats
they curl
behind my knees –
the cats purr
contentment

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cat sprawls                                                                IMG_0926 Alice's tummy
at the foot of the stairs
ready for attention
actor bows
at the curtain call

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summerfathercoverA Summer Father … poems as deceptively simple and cunning as a sniper’s bullet. This book is a Remembrance Day poppy.
Dave Margoshes

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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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