Nowhere to go

This comes from out of left field as I thought of long ago class rooms,
reunions, and where we go after school … February and grey days that bring back memories and wondering where people went, what they did, what they became …

NOWHERE TO GO

the class of ‘69 remembers
the stranger who took both sidewalks     
from outside the school
tied them together
put them in his backpack
and carried the road
to the horizon

we are left
with familiarity on the doorstep
and a longing for the man
who stole
the way out of town

 

first published in Ken*Again

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my scans - after 18 112 cover To 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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