The Reason He Flew

I was at a surprise seventieth party a few weeks ago, great fun, and some priceless songs! One character there was a weird and wild green balloon man …

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THE REASON HE FLEW

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green man flying                                                          066.7.4.12.sky
over the house
higher than cedars
waving one arm

IMG_5554 dinner for the volunteershe left the party
strayed to a child
who flung him
up and away

she wept his flight
wanting him back
anchored to grass
but he wanted blue

evening star 2. 034acres of azure
cyan horizons
aquamarine clouds
an indigo cosmos

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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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