Deer come through our garden fairly regularly. Our vegetables are well-protected under chicken-wire cages, but I let roses grow extra high so that they can’t be
reached and eaten …



sunlight scatters                     
over daffodil spears

dapples creeping thyme
and curled fiddleheads

strays through cedar boughs
to warm my face

and touch a fawn
through shifting shade


first published on Muse


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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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4 Responses to Morning

  1. Terence T. Miranda says:

    I like it!

    Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 10:35:27 +0000 To:

  2. We’ve had a deer and two fauns rampaging through just this week!

  3. Beautiful prose, enchanting photograph! Nanci

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