Coronavirus

Around Me

Everyone around me is falling.

Everyone around me is a candle
Caught in a storm.
The earth is graying
With little white lights flicking in the sky.
Trees are heaving … Read more

Last Normal Outing

 

We didn’t know if we should be meeting
for breakfast, but there we were,
eating our eggs and toast

with a hefty serving of unease,
the invisible danger lurking… Read more

Not Over COVID-19

Photo of the author by Sok Ho Song

First came a headache to fell an ox,
a dull inconvenience to be sure,
followed by cold symptoms ‘round the clock
which … Read more

Waiting for Dawn

I’m not a child who sees six weeks
as far away as the moon.

I know that every day melts
into the next, quicker
than butter in a hot pan.… Read more

But Tonight

Image by Ahmed Adly — Unsplash

To Poe’s masquerade Death
came masked & silent
but tonight he comes
bare-faced & blustering,
boasting of freedoms
& falsehoods in a voice
full … Read more

Out of sight

What’s the difference between
eviction and our sad condition except
that the former gives birth to the latter?
Behind me – if I am still visible – is
the house … Read more

Skydiving

Image: The Indefinite Wait by Ami Prasad

Vultures float over the RV park, their wingspans wider than trailers and mocking our idea of the “mobile home.” These birds grasp the … Read more

Goodbye Disney World

I won’t be visiting Florida soon,
not even taking my kids to Disney World
Too conservative for my tastes
A governor who breaks hospital records
for the most covid positivity … Read more

Coronaville

Image: Stillness by Ami Prasad

It’s peaceful out here on the ledge, equidistant to outcomes.
The sound of wind has replaced my racing thoughts.
I can breathe.
I can be.… Read more

Still, I Rise

Still, I rise above the hot zones
that spread across America, like the heatwave
in the eighties when thirty-two deaths a day
from an act of God was a national … Read more

A Twisted Relationship

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The two twisted friends
that have ruled over humans,
Shortening the distance between
known and unknown,
Blurring the line between
rationality and irrationality,
Faith and fear
took a dip in … Read more