On Getting Dressed

Daylight is extending here in the North but still, getting up, slithering out of a warm bed, and getting dressed, can be stressful, evoking philosophical thoughts …

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ON GETTING DRESSED

I struggle into underwear                       img_9553-12-7-16-blog
of secret hopes   fears
embarrassments

shrug into work shirt
so that others may know
my day is not idle

step into jeans that I
may stride from sink
to workshop accidents

remember watch   rings
earrings that I may be
decorated with fantasy

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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.

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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