Greek Sunset by Lisa Reily



Lisa Reily is a former literacy consultant, dance director and teacher from Australia. Her poetry has been published in several journals, such as Amaryllis, London Grip, Panoplyzine, Magma Poetry (online) and Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine. You can find out more about Lisa at
























I have developed a patience for preparing food,

scouring markets in the heat

for the reward of pungent apricots, peaches and nectarines,

plump cherries and dirt-covered potatoes.


I love adding ice to a glass of retsina as we watch the sea in the evenings,

away from the thoughts and madness of the world,

friends and family;

a place to live, and just be.


We have a nasty colony of black ants under our backyard table

and other small ants of amber;

I spend hours watching them wrestle, bite each other to the death,

as I sip cool mineral water in the shade.


I have the time to see it, and sometimes I interfere,

or ache as I watch one drag its injured body across the concrete.



Lisa Reily



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