Time to Spare

I plan time carefully before appointments, always wanting to
arrive  early. Sometimes things go totally awry. Does this happen
to you? …



a ten-minute drive
across town
with forty minutes                                         23445644.maps 6.23.12
to my appointment

but – road closed
and the flagger says
‘go round the other end’

found the other end
… closed too

out with map
make finger tracks
around road works
to find the long cut

… turn left
meander up hill
down around curves

make a wrong turn
backtrack and arrive
at destination
… two minutes
to spare


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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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