Written by Amanda Ellis for the collection: 'Life in the time of #COVID'
She types furiously on her cell
The only friend that doesn’t have to stay six feet distant
Quick flashes of movement at the window distract
A robin, triumphant and boasting.
It must be lunch time. Isn’t it lunchtime?
Staple peanut butter sandwich down
Leaving an increasingly empty larder
Hoards of toilet paper, a flushable fountain of youth
Fear and hand sanitizer the only currency
Amanda Ellis is an emerging writer of settler and indigenous descent. She has recently attended Sage Hill Writers’ Workshop and is a member of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. She does not live in Saskatchewan, but enjoys rural vistas of cabbages as she wrangles ideas and her side hustle as a Social Justice warrior.