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Joanna M. Weston, M.A., married, 3 sons, two cats. Is a full-time writer of poetry, short-stories and reviews. Published internationally in journals and anthologies. Has a middle-reader 'The Willow Tree Girl' online and in print.

Monday's Poem

© Joanna Weston


a rented room wears hats
without knowing who hung them
on which hook

the room is known by its worn-out shoes
uneasy carpets
and the stain on the counter
where a pot of burning oil
lost its contents and shed flesh
before the fire truck arrived

it is a room where strangers
live without invitation
a place of NSF cheques and unwashed shirts
the place I met you beside a torn dictionary
and emptied words onto your plate
because I couldn't afford a Kraft dinner

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