Handful of Air

I worry about water in our rivers, the ocean, and then what about the air we breathe? Is it safe? What kind of gunk are we ingesting with every lungful? Here’s my solution …



without a pocket                                          060
how do I carry air
for clean breathing
when smoke and toxins
cloud the sky?

I have sewn pockets
into shirts and socks
bras and jumpsuits
for when air is taxed
then I will have secret
safe oxygen
to take out
and inhale


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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she lives in British Columbia. She is married with three sons, 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...
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