There are some days when I wonder what’s going on. It may be the heat
or the orneryness of life, things go missing (my garden trowel), things
get found in odd places (a ring on the driveway) …


this the total                                            
for the day   the week
one pot of soup
four bread crumbs
five burnt cookies
one broken cup
and a dead chicken
on the doorstep

who did what?
the cook? a mouse?
a fox? the cat?
or did I turn too quickly
and the house crumble
around me?


9781771333054_FC‘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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1 Response to Questions

  1. francinesw says:

    We have days like that 😉 Wishing you beauties!

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