A Clean Slate

Happy New Year! We’ve turned the corner, turned over a new leaf, feel brand new with resolutions made (I don’t make them), a sense of looking forward to new adventures, challenges …


laundered   starched                                 
ironed  and folded
not a crease or stain
to be seen
just brand new skin
outlook and year

the next days  months
will give their share
of wrinkles  scars
and everyday grime
without my having
to worry or work
at acquiring
any of them


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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3 Responses to A Clean Slate

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    I do not make resolutions either, hope and try to do my best and to depend on people with the same outlook! Keep me in the loop as one of them for you..

  2. I will happily loop the loop all year with you, Francine:-)

  3. oldpyjamas says:

    Happy New Year Joanna I hope 2018 is a healthy, happy and prosperous one for us all. Being a laundry nerd I particularly liked this. >

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