Tagged: covid-19

scouring the city

scouring the city
for that elusive first dose
of a vaccine that

will maybe perhaps likely
set us free is a slow set-up
.
20210331:1933
y

remembering and

remembering and
forgetting, remember to
forget, forgetting

to remember, remembering
forgotten, our pandemic fog
.
20210316:2027
y

one year later,

one year later,
whether or not we
can see the light
at the end of the
tunnel is a
question mark,
curved and curled,
shrunken like
muscles out
of practice –
and still, we
will see what
we want to see,
doling out hearsay,
not just convinced,
but justified
.
20210228:1646
y

with protection spells,

with protection spells,
great care
must be taken in
word choice –
and still, we
will slip up,
there will be
omissions,
like pandemics,
a deep freeze,
loneliness
.
20210222:2001
y

one year later, we

one year later, we
may have learned to tread water, but
we’re still hoping that

drained-pool politics will not come
for us as long as we’re kicking
.
20210218:2150
y

on the off chance that

on the off chance that
the desire to celebrate
is an excuse that

COVID will happily accept,
try not to look too complacent
.
20210207:1400
y

on the swing ride of

on the swing ride of
the year twenty-twenty, we
will always be six

feet apart conveniently,
waiting for a shoe to drop
.
20210119:1924
y

yes, january

yes, january
can camouflage with the best
of them, disguising

its appearance to blend in with
what we hope will be a new year
.
20210113:1949
y

under all this

under all this
heaviness, who’s to
say that when we
emerge from the
snow, we might be
an oak leaf or
a bamboo, a maple
or a poplar, green,
gold, red, or dead
.
20210105:1954
y

there is never as

there is never as
much certainty for the future
than at the turn of

the new year, when we know that
this too shall pass, then we wait
.
20210103:1003
y