Fortified

I’ve posted an Adnomination before, where I take a morpheme (a root meaning that is shared by many words) and use it in multiple ways. Fun to do and, hopefully, fun to read. Here, as you’ll see I’ve use ‘for’ as the root …

FORTIFIED (Adnomination)

it took forever
for him to get the forecast                                    
from foreign parts
so it was a foregone
conclusion that his forfeit
would not be forgiven
until he had forged
a formal description
of the foreclosure
on the forestry
though he forgot
both day and a former
colleague’s form-work
on the fortification
with a perfectly forced
foreground made four
times fortissimo

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my scans - after 18 112 cover To Bethlehem: ‘This little book is delightful, full of … poems on this timeless subject. … the most fun is the little prose vignettes of the common people in the Christ-child story. The slave who looks after the wise men’s camels, or the overworked maid at the inn who has to fetch water for the birth, and many more. A lovely gift for the reader on your Christmas list!’ Rosalind Adams. Available from Amazon and Kindle.

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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