A Litter of Roads

The Anglo-Saxons called this month Gerstmonath, barley month, that being the crop usually harvested at this time. There are two special days to celebrate: Sept.13 is International Chocolate Day and Sept.16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. Definitely we should feast on the 13th, and pray hard on the 16th, even as we go exploring …


runs past my house                           
mapping a landscape

of old mattresses
on sidewalks

medicine cabinets
leaking dosage on weeds

a tricycle falling
on a sandy verge

a wrecked car stares
through hawthorn

candy wrappers gleam
between stream & cedar

these highways


photo by Jon Weston


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 A Litter of Roads

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    Definitely we should feast on the 13th, and pray hard on the 16th, even as we go exploring … totally agree 🙂

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