Fencepost Errors

A computer programme I use changed some of the ways it functions recently, without telling the users. Grumble, grizzle, grouch … frustration. The result being a poem. If you’re unsure of the meanings here, check the online slang dictionary, it’s a great site …



I’m bang on in this flame-war                                 IMG_6425
with a long gorilla arm
round a bunch
of four-colour glossies
having a strong desire
to sink the rat-hole
without any workaround
for a three finger salute
with nuked wetware
massaged by propeller heads
in a spoofed smoke test
before jump starting
showstoppers by whack-a-mole
with a munged zombie
beside a large bit bucket


summerfathercoverA Summer Father … Here is poetry … interweaving images culled from a wartime childhood with bittersweet memories of a “summer father”. Lynda Monahan


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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