The Payment

Invoices go missing, receipts too. I’ve just had an unbelievably funny (in the end) experience with a missing receipt. Has this ever happened to you? …


THE PAYMENT                                       020..1.20.14..

my receipt flew out
July’s window

swallowed by Internet
tossed world-wide

to be webbed
on an open gate

blown cyberspace
by a paid-up pal                                                       029..1.24.14.

thence eaten digested
regurgitated through

an organization’s flux
of volunteers

passed a bank clerk’s
interested gaze

to a quilled ledger
where Bob Cratchit

cried ‘Eureka’
in January


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 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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2 Responses to The Payment

  1. Terence T. Miranda says:

    I enjoyed that Joanna! Tossed world-wide……. 🙂 Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:08:06 +0000 To:

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