The Sound of Morning

People get up early,  and they mow their lawns, even this late in the year with dew on the grass. Which makes me wonder who, or what, else is up and prowling …



I take the roar                                     10450185
of the lawn mower
shove it down the drain

the sound mutates
through dream back
to tigers   lions
prowling gardens
for a taste of cat

or humans crouched
under cedar hedges
in fear of claws

the wide jaw strains
to take in newspaper
thrown tennis balls
and the early mower


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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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2 Responses to The Sound of Morning

  1. Terence T. Miranda says:

    I like it!

    Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:18:21 +0000 To:

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