How do people manage on Social Assistance when they have kids, rent to
pay, groceries to buy? Are they able to work even part-time? find time
to play? …



one slim bag of groceries                          043..2.14.13.
three kids
and no car

she heads for the bus-stop
yells at one
snags the youngest

shoos them onto the bus
down to the back
counts heads

leans against the window
watches money
drive past


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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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