No Hurries

I’ve given up on Christmas shopping … too hectic, and too stressful. So,
in this time of looking for peace and quiet, I’m doing the simple thing …


no inching through
long lines of traffic                            

no worried look
at gift-giving list

no pushing my way
through anxious crowds

no trying to reach
that on sale item

no hurried check
if the price is high

I’m gathering online
gifts this year

giving myself
the gift of peace


9781771333054_FCA 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 No Hurries

  1. Francine says:

    Yeas, more and more also! We have also decided to give ourselves the gift of sharing time doing something we both love, and give more $ to many in dire need..

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