This is Downtown

We call it ‘the village’. It has a gas station, post office, drugstore, the necessities of everyday life. To go shopping for clothes, appliances, etc., we go to ‘the city’ but we don’t go often. And the poem’s title is ‘just because’ …

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THIS IS DOWNTOWN

maple trees blur                                                 196.dntn Shawnigan Lake.blog.7.25.13.
the drugstore outline

a dog crosses the street
in front of the post office

the chocolatérie opens
for coffee and gossip

cars line-up at gas pumps
and drivers trade fish stories

I park by the doctor’s office
smell roses by the door

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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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