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Zep Tepi, a Poem by Amanda Ellis

Updated: Mar 3, 2022

For the collection: 'Life in the time of #COVID'

Zep Tepi - Contemporary Poetry

It’s unprecedented

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.


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