COVIDTRY Poem 08 (What Sound does an Outbreak Make?)

One night in May, 2020 –
A boy in his doggy –
In Saskatchewan, Canada –
Had a little chatty

Hey, doggy!
––Yeah, boy.

What sound does a snake make?
––Why, hisssss, of course!
––––The dog said menacingly.

And what sound does a quake make?
––Why rrrrrumble, of course!
––––The dog said unsteadily.

And what sound does an outbreak make?
––Why, um, ask the horse!
––––The dog said quite mockingly.

What sound does an outbreak make?
Why, it’s… BOOOM!
Bahahahahaha!
––––Laughed the boy heartily –
––––Watching his startled dog run away –
––––For days and more days –
––––As you only can –
––––In flat Saskatchewan

05.06.20

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COVIDTRY Poem 07

 

Nova Scotia –
Last province in Canada –
To get COVID-19 –
First province in Canada –
To go crazy in quarantine

04.24.20

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COVIDTRY Poem 05

 

A very deep ocean harbour –
In very windy city –
So calm it is a mirror –
Reflecting the tranquility –
Of a COVID locked down city

03.31.20

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COVIDTRY Poem 04 (Tales from Covid)

Reading Tales from Ovid
To pass time from COVID –
But sans belovèd –
I didn’t love it

Thus I underwent –
Metamorphosis –
In this room I rent –
Suffering from zoocosis

From reader of verse –
To writer of poetry –
And from that traverse –
Sprung forth my COVIDtry

03.30.20

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COVIDTRY Poem 03

Noon cannon on Citadel Hill –
Has gone silent

Ironically –
When a new war has begun –
One fought without guns –
But rather with self-isolation

03.29.20

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