On a bad day

So, it’s April 1st in a world that is very strange for all of us right now. I’m not that fond of practical jokes, too often someone’s feelings get hurt, and right now no one needs
to be hurt beyond what we are dealing with on a daily basis,  life can be fun without
inflicting more pain than we have to bear right now …


a previous self
showed up this morning                                 
a boat on each foot
skis on her shoulders
and a mouthful of blue words
that she spat like Shakespeare
into water-tight columns
that danced across the land
destroying rivers of DDT
uprooting tall fences
before she ate a cheese sandwich
then sang Ave Maria
while standing on her head


Frame and the McGuireFrame and The McGuire – ‘… a gentle yet striking novel about the way our perception influences our judgement of others.’ Amy Mathers. For ages 8-13 … published by Tradewind Books available on Amazon or your local bookstore.

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 On a bad day

  1. Francine M. Sylvestre-Wallace says:

    Agree, no need of stupid jokes but keep the poetry alive, that is welcomed more than ever.

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