Ticking Along, Poetry by Johanna Antonia Zomers

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.

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.

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