Losing the Thread

Family gabfests are apt to range swiftly from one topic to another: memories shared;
a touch at politics; who is doing what, when, and where. An endless discussion that
leaps from math to kids to computers to books …

LOSING THE THREAD                            012.6.29.12.mexican cats, clay.blog

our conversation moves
from stool to rocking chair
picks up trailing fingers

curls over one son’s head
then weaves arabesques of laughter
over the coffee table

until it drops into a cave
under the chesterfield
to be eaten by cats

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first published in Hammered

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Frame and the McGuireNEW! Frame and The McGuire – ‘… a gentle yet striking novel about the way our perception influences our judgement of others.’ Amy Mathers. For ages 8-13 … published by Tradewind Books available on Amazon or your local bookstore.

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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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