The Most Essential Thing

The title of this poem is a quote from Sir William Osler, a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
And friends are the glue of life; they hold us together when things go sideways, laugh with us at the absurdities of existence. We can’t manage without them, at least I know I can’t, precious and special each one of you …


friendship and time for it
time to call and talk

time to text and reply                      IMG_3361_3.13.08serenade at dinner on La P.N. blog
but more than these

time to coffee and relax
share theatre and sunrise

know each other’s pain
applaud success

weep these triumphs
of friendship


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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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