On The Water

Time on the water, sailing, rowing, kayaking, rowing … Or just in the water, paddling, swimming … It’s summer and the best way to cool off is to be in or on water …


canoes bob on summer’s lake                  
trailing grass. tendrils float loose

arms pull paddles through weed
water-boatmen skim opaque surfaces

hands strain downward. catch fronds
while eyes close on thrusting beams

plunge down. down among glimpsed fish
murk stirred by the paddling of ducks

shadows stretch to the swimmer
as sunlight streaks tanned flesh


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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 On The Water

  1. Francine says:

    Well aaid as usual; I watch boats of all kinds on the water daily, but we have not managed to put ours in the water yet; hoping your enjoying your Summer time.

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