Among Heavenly Bodies

Stars hang clear and bright in these August skies, wonderful for astronomers, ordinary stargazers, and those who long to fly out there
into space … dreamers all …


two asteroids
trailed by a nova                            
drag me without coffee
through a black hole
to capture earth
in a slam dunk

only one moon in sight
straggling through vapour
looking for its eclipse
before Deneb and Orion
burst their belts
as we hurtle
past planets   stars
and erratic comets
to get stuck in a gas-cloud
foamed out in a latte
with no sugar
on a flying saucer


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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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3 Responses to Among Heavenly Bodies

  1. Beautiful 👏👏👏

  2. Francine says:

    I regret not having your apparent knowledge of the sky, and the words to descriibe it! Still watch it whenever have a chance, night and day.

  3. Me? I’m just an ordinary stargazer! We’re all dreamers:-)

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