The Long Meal

Some winter mornings the thought of cooking dinner at the end of the day is not attractive, I’m too busy, too tired, too whatever. The only thing to do is to chop vegetables early, dump them in the slow cooker, toss legumes in later, and relax. My idea of sane cooking …

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THE LONG MEAL                                          256 A's large soup

slow
cook
for hours
to savour
smells that fill the house
creating early appetites

until by dinner-time, hunger
pervades my body
and I watch
the clock
tick
tock

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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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