Those Hidden

I’m not sure if it’s this time of year but I find strange things in my pockets these days: sand, shells, odd bits of string … objects, like
memories, seem to accumulate in odd places …


secrets ripen
in my pocket                           

smooth as
tide-tumbled stones

made sticky as
hoarded candy

generosities melt
while white lies cling

I pull at dregs
nurturing the warmth

of each privacy
holding seams so no one

can decipher
my concealments


Frame and the McGuireFrame and The McGuire – ‘… a gentle yet striking novel about the way our perception influences our judgement of others.’ Amy Mathers. For ages 8-13 … published by Tradewind Books available on Amazon or your local bookstore.

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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1 Response to Those Hidden

  1. Francine says:

    Happens especially when traveling like I do right now, but I do not express that so beautifully; hoping you are having a good time and are well 😉

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