The Student

Some encounters are so short they almost don’t count. I see someone on the street, eyes meet, we exchange a look, a nod – and then it’s over. We’ll probably never see each other again. But just for that moment …



camera in hand                                                        IMG_2896 A
he paused to study
cherry blossom

I waited
at the stop light
until he focused
the lens

the light
I drove away

I don’t know
if he took
the photo

but he turned
smiled at me


summerfathercoverA Summer Father … poems as deceptively simple and cunning as a sniper’s bullet. This book is a Remembrance Day poppy. Dave Margoshes

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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3 Responses to The Student

  1. Andrew says:

    How ironic that you send out a poem with this title, with a picture of me on it, the day after I am offered, and then given, a student discount (no student id required) by a cashier at a local store. lol!

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