Out and Back

I submit poems to multitudinous journals and e-zines. Many are accepted, for which I am very grateful, but many are returned, poor spurned poems …



a sonnet circles my desk                                        201
on cautious feet

I let the poem out
fed and stroked

it sidles close to
a flu-ridden editor

who sneezes it
out the door

to hurtle home
howling rejection

to a subdued welcome
and great affection


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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2 Responses to Out and Back

  1. oldpyjamas says:

    Poor poems indeed but I know you’ll keep writing them Best Diana from Spa

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