In the Ordinary

I was struck the other day by the number of things I use daily, take for granted, like cutlery, tables, floors, water, pencils, computers … Ordinary things I pick up, handle, put to use, without stopping to really look at them, or to think where I got them, how much a part of my life they are …



to be sat   stood on                                  
whether to relax
or reach high shelves

this particular
straight back
needlepoint seat
circle of flowers
and leaves

so that the sitter
knows the perfection
of continuity
in the everyday


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 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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