The Invisibility

Hallowe’en: it’s Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere, and Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere, both beginning at sunset of this day, October 31! Not only trick-or-treat day, but the Eve of All Saints Day so anything can happen …


I know they live here
lights go on at night
but no one comes                            
to the door
or answers the phone

so who is it
behind closed curtains?
who listens to my knock?

what spectres move on the stairs
drift from room to room
what names are called
across the emptiness?

I wish I knew
who’s shadow just
escaped down the drive


9781771333054_FC</ a>’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, May 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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2 Responses to The Invisibility

  1. Francine says:

    I am not a big Halloween fan, however, you capture thoughts well on feelings as one knocks on a stranger’s door, or is the person behind that door.

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