Afternoon Intimacy by Anna Veprinska

Poem name: Afternoon Intimacy  Poet name: Anna Veprinska  Poem begins: Wombed  in this apartment,  jade plant and honeyed  camomile,  book-nudged,     I am sweeping. The couple  one floor below  welcomes  my caress.  End of poem.  Credits and bio: Copyright © Anna Veprinska  Previously published in Spirit-clenched (Gap Riot Press, 2020).  Anna Veprinska is a poet, scholar, and immigrant-settler living in the greater Toronto (Tkaronto) area. She has published the books Empathy in Contemporary Poetry after Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), which received Honourable Mention in the MSA First Book Award, and Sew with Butterflies: poems (Steel Bananas, 2014). She has also published the poetry chapbook Spirit-clenched (Gap Riot Press, 2020).