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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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


first published in The Camel Saloon


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

About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she lives in British Columbia. She is married with three sons, 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...
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