A Question of Tea

There are so many varieties of tea on store shelves that I get baffled
sometimes trying to choose. I know the ones I like but want to experiment
with flavours, branch out, be daring, even in so small a way …


how do I choose
between roobhuis                                    
wild sweet orange
apple spice    fennel
green  ginger  chamomile

names that conjure
aromas from far away
tastes that would linger

are these for the rich
to savour in fine china?

or for the single mom
to ponder the choices
then pick a treat
or does she focus only
on necessities?


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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