shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Rebecca Ball is a high school teacher based in Christchurch, New Zealand. She has had poetry published in English in Aotearoa and London Grip, as well as a narrative study guide, BA: An Insider's Guide, with Auckland University Press.

Rebecca Ball


On the way to Mars

On Saturday night
I watch Hilary Swank
listen to Joni Mitchell
on her way to Mars

I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

She is all of our mothers
reading all of the words
scripts we wrote and hid
in the horoscopes

On the way to Mars
Joni Mitchell becomes an echo

A river
Skate away