Getting ready for Christmas takes a l-o-n-g time, at least it does for me, months in fact. And, of course, life goes on and daily life has to be taken care of so I get disorganized and do things in the wrong order …



I pause to crochet an angel                                   img_9490-10-9-16-blog
for a Christmas stocking
and, once again, I’m late

late for an appointment
because I wanted to write
a poem about you and the moon

delayed by needing to sew
a button on the plaid shirt
I should throw out

delayed by a phone call
from a foreign sales rep
I didn’t need to answer

one of these days I will have
a reasonable excuse for being late
until then I’ll crochet angels


9781771333054_FC ‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’: poetry. This collection draws a picture of the poet’s divorced mother, an artist with two children, who struggled with poverty, war, and the realities of daily life, yet still found beauty and comfort in her garden, and her art.
From Inanna Publications, 2016.

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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2 Responses to Procrastination

  1. acox321 says:

    It chimes. What a lovely angel. Antony >

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