The Ticking

to Paul Celan

black clocks

walk in me

blurring

reality

in fear

as if

I was not here and now

but always there

suspended

I’m just ticking

between two worlds

erased

from life

in my Jewishness

About the Author
Anna Banasiak is a poet and literary critic from Lodz, Poland. She studied Polish philology and culture studies at the University of Warsaw. She is the winner of poetry competitions in Berlin, London and Bratislava. Her poems have appeared online via New York, London, Surrey, Australia, Canada, India and South Africa.
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