A Community

I live in a small community, which we refer to as ‘the village’, but it’s
alive, robust, with a chocolatérie, medical clinic, drugstore, corner store … all the things one needs from day to day, and then some …


in any town that’s alive
you will hear the thump                                         
of drums  beat of guitar

gossip rolling through
the coffee shop
to a latte melody

Dodge Rams roaring
from sign to sign
out to wide farms

rusted Toyotas rattling
to stops outside
beauty salon or bank

these the undercurrents
of voices that charge
accounts and news

from street to avenue
from business to home
to the monthly newspaper


my scans - after 18 112 coverTo Bethlehem: ‘This little book is delightful, full of … poems on this timeless subject. … the most fun is the little prose vignettes of the common people in the Christ-child story. The slave who looks after the wise men’s camels, or the overworked maid at the inn who has to fetch water for the birth, and many more. A lovely gift for the reader on your Christmas list!’ Rosalind Adams. Available from Amazon and Kindle.

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 Community

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    Yes, small towns remarkably the same, like people in general. A community includes people who care for one another.

  2. We interact, know one another, and that’s community, caring for each other; you’re so right.

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