On The Loose

Where have I put my car keys? In the fridge? In the coffee-pot? Have they slid down the stairs and out the door? Did the cat stash them under a cushion (this has happened)? Have I put them in a Safe Place ….?

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ON THE LOOSE

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I lock the car
hold the keys tight                                                   021.8.11.14.blog.
as they might unlock
the green house opposite
take all the silver
then drive away
in a friend’s red pickup

the keys slide from my pocket
open the cat’s mouth
and pick her teeth

I have seen them hang
from a chandelier
to swing like lost bones
before clattering
down the lane and climbing
into my neighbour’s mailbox

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an early version was published in Micropress Oz

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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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One Response to On The Loose

  1. Nicola Winstanley says:

    Dear Joanna,

    I am the book review editor for the Humber Literary Press, a new literary journal out of Humber College. I am writing in the hope that you might be interested in reviewing for our Spring edition; reviews are paid. If you are interested, please email me at nicola.winstanley@humber.ca

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