Ticking Along, Poetry by Johanna Antonia Zomers

Ticking Along

When I can’t find the words

for a poem or a lament

I dice vegetables, wash and pat dry

the supermarket rabbit.

I bless the bunny with

leeks, tomato and wine.

With mushrooms and the

bay leaf. The silent

afternoon ticks along

to the six o’clock updates

of Covid and casualties.

About the contributor

Johana Antonia Zomers is a former organic sheep farmer, a poet, a playwright with Stone Fence Theatre and writes a weekly column for a Canadian newspaper. Her first novel “When the Light Enters” was published with Pastora de la Vega Press.

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