One Afternoon

Some memories bring such a rush of delight, and this is one, added to by time and the joy of the occasion …

ONE AFTERNOON

the summer of mother’s yellow hat
flies into memory                                    
on the width of the wind
for the hat flew to her head
in a dazzle of sunlight
giving her a laughing halo
flicking bird’s wings upward
into and over apple trees
to ride a garden party
of sweet cherries and peonies
goldenrod and blushing roses
where she queened it
for an elegant afternoon

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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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