The Appointment

Everyday brings its own worries, days when I haven’t the time  or energy to worry
about other people as I am focused on my own concerns. It’s not a good place to be
but I’m sure it happens to all of us …


when I go to the car on a Monday morning
I have no thought for the weaver next door
who has a mortgage to pay                                                                        img_2524-11-30-07-all-hands-to-piano-blog

I don’t concern myself
with the eighty-year-old
who grumbles about his live-in daughter

or the pianist who wanted to play
at Carnegie Hall
but failed the Grade VI music exam

none of these worry me
as I head for yet another
doctor’s appointment


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 The Appointment

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    Happy to discover you Joanna!Thanks for sharing, Francine

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