Nothing But Time. Poems by Joanne Epp,
selected by Ron Mohring as Number Four
in this year’s Summer Kitchen Chapbook Series.
Release date: August 31, 2020 [49 copies]
Cover image: 19th c. antique indigo quilting cotton.
Joanne Epp resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Last Stretch
The westbound bus is ailing:
lights, air conditioner turned off
to spare the battery.
Ceiling vents open to the sweet
Outside, in a field, a pond
reflects the last of the light.
Clumps of willow dissolve
in a wash of shadow darker
than sky, a black cloth
flung over the world like
the cover of a birdcage.
Passengers’ talk fades to a murmur;
the children retreat under headphones.
You hold my hand.
It’s the end of the day. Don’t worry
if there’s nothing left to say.
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