With Nothing to Hold Onto

There are days when I wonder if I have done anything at all, yet I’ve been busy, the hours have flown by, but what can I see that I’ve accomplished? A poem or two, some critiquing, emails …


what good is a day                            
folded in half
with two bites taken?

how do I open
it up
to get inside?

it closes
without seconds
or minutes

I can’t open the hours
from the inside
shake out feathers
put clean sheets
over the gaps
and have dinner
within them

perhaps I can
laugh myself
back into yesterday
then tear off
the edges and make
an empty tomorrow


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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2 Responses to With Nothing to Hold Onto

  1. Francine says:

    We all have those days, hoping for a different tomorrow…

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