The Lure

Home-grown fruit and vegetables are in the local markets and just the smell of them is enough to make me hungry. I love the smell of tomatoes, the feel of fresh-picked lettuce, the joys of summer! Strawberries, raspberries … …

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THE LURE                                                                23445554.6.2.12

if I had known
the earth was round
I wouldn’t have tried
to step off the edge
and fly

I leapt from star to star
across the Milky Way
before dropping back
to the Small Planet
because I could smell
raspberry pie

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summerfathercoverA Summer Father … terse, imagistic lines; … It’s not nostalgia that we experience but quiet, poignant grief.    Richard Stevenson

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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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