Off the Mound

And then there’s baseball … summer afternoons and evenings, hot dogs, pop, popcorn, thud of ball on bat, double-plays, chin music, that needed home-run …

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OFF THE MOUND                                 032

that fastball
brings in a circus catch
by the utility player
out the hot corner

the closer is in
and all sides roar
as we’re looking
at a moon-shot
on this rubber game
and I’m cheering
right out the batter’s box

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first published in The Camel Saloon

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thoseblueshoescoverThose Blue Shoes for ages 7-11 …  Weston’s … skill in juggling time past with time present … the plot unfolds with fast-paced action, mystery, suspense and even a ghost.    Joan Givner

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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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