A Pedestrian Day

Some days are so ordinary they defy expression except as ‘humdrum’. And then some small thing, a bird, a sun beam, a phone call, turns the day on its head …

A PEDESTRIAN DAY

the world has turned a prosaic                      
face to me this day
ordering routines into place
matters uninspired
to be dealt with

thoughts plod banal paths
while my hands perform
chores mundane
and poems chorus trite lines

I turn to watch birds
as they zoom across
outside my window
and wonder about
the language of chickadees

A
A

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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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