Low Couture

Fall, and I’m into track pants and sweaters, clothes that don’t fit anywhere in particular, everything loose and very comfortable …


it is a truth I must confess                     
that when I get up and dress
it is for comfort not for style
so people give a happy smile
knowing they have better taste
themselves in sleek fashion laced
from hair in a trendy flair
top that clings with an air
tight skirt/pants that have panache
to shoes that make a vivid splash
my practice is none of these
but to wear and be at ease


9781771333054_FC‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’: poetry. This collection draws a picture of the poet’s divorced mother, an artist with two children, who struggled with poverty, war, and the realities of daily life, yet still found beauty and comfort in her garden, and her art. From Inanna Publications, 2016.

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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4 Responses to Low Couture

  1. Francine says:

    If I had your talent with words, I could have written something similar; said from my computer, with my morning coffee, still in my robe 😉

  2. Francine says:

    My state
    also 😉

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