Man on the Stairs

Watching people can be interesting, wondering why they are where they are. Airport and bus stations are the best places but sometimes I see someone in a very ordinary place, and imagine their story …

MAN ON THE STAIRS

he sits quite still                                     IMG_9889..4.26.13.blog..stairs down
making music
in his head

hands droop
between rough-clad knees
eyes look up

he sees notes
on the sky
hears them escalate
in quick riffs

his shadow
slides east
on an arpeggio
only a sax-player
would hear

first published in Iris

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willow treegirl8The Willow Tree Girl “… perfect for children in the 7-11-year-old bracket who love to read. …The characters are life-like and the plot intriguing …” Elizabeth Symon. Find it at Smashwords

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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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