Six O’Clock

Very occasionally I get to go down the driveway for the daily paper. It’s an adventure into waking up! …

SIX O’CLOCK                                               

I merge into morning shadows
break threads with a lone spider
crush cold petals underfoot
smear dew across uncut grass

this early trek to get the paper
becomes pilgrimage into wakefulness
shaking out the ache of prayer
and taking hold of earth


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, 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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1 Response to Six O’Clock

  1. francinesw says:

    Lovely, almost makes me want to wake up !

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