Garage Sale

I know people who spend all day Saturday, every Saturday, cruising garage sales. The season for them has been in full swing for a month at least. It’s such fun, I never know what I will find, treasures, and memories, something needed …


GARAGE SALE                                                                    087 garage sale

I browse through poetry books
choose five
and a Spanish dictionary

wander to the craft stall
discover an antique crochet hook
like the one Grandmother used

silver teaspoons   pottery mugs                             069
with a deep blue glaze
a Brown Betty teapot

I run my hand over an end-table
buy it for the den
ours   well-worn and tatty

no need for toys
but how can I pass
a box of Lego?


berry & the bandThe Berry Books for 3-6 years old: Berry the mouse, who lives in a tree, gets into funny situations, and has to find his way out of them.


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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