Considering Bacon

I’m vegetarian but that doesn’t stop me from loving the smell of bacon frying over a campfire and, just occasionally, wanting to eat it. But I don’t, instead I write poems about it in winter …

CONSIDERING BACON

I’ve learned the large way                                img_9862-1-11-17-blog
not to eat six strips
of fatty bacon
one after the other

not that I don’t dream
of such an event
but my body expands
even as saliva pools
in my mouth

the smell of bacon
with two eggs
fried bread   mushrooms
and tomatoes
is enough to wake me
from dietary nightmares
of sprouts   spinach
and acres of broccoli
with no cream sauce

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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.

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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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