Time To Cruise Is Not Now

Is there an itinerary for this lockdown?I watch as engagements line up Adventure-seekers, eager to connectwillingly engage, purchase a ticket How I would give my life to be a parthop aboard a sailing ship, escape Except disability has recalled my passport;I am a vehicle without fuel, grounded Disappointment and I watch as familiar faces venture […]

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Solitude (3)

Solitude.I dream ofpanoramic silence –breathtakingboundless sanctity. Solitude.Wrapped in separatenesscardboard walls fallencurling corners of instability –no refuge in stillness. Solitude.Smothering starknessmadness reverberatingcanyons of alonenessoverbearing. Solitude.Persevereregale momentsfeathered encountersfaces on screenstendernessin voices. Solitude.Grace finds memercy lifts soulpossibilityopens the doorpanoramic. (This is a rewrite of an older poem, last appearing here in August, 2018. I submit it for Reena’s […]

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I Wave, Maintain Distance

Feels so clinical this measuring of distance Neighbours congregate camaraderie a pull I hide behind glass record temperature blood pressure Underlying conditions condemn closeness Laughter of mask-less trickles through panes I pray for strength clarity of purpose refrain from joining in. (For Eugi’s Weekly prompt:  neighbour)

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Surreal

Strains of “Desperado” float through my mind as images of the plague assault me- this new life too much, future unforeseeable caught in a dystopian novel. (Tuesdays I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.  Image my own.)

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Lacking Authority

Cynical of authority – a dubious task force – Democracy’s fairytale under siege Stalking wealth expending the vulnerable This class of clowns is COVID revealed. (Image mine.)

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Life Warp

Perusing the hardware store (shops are limited these days) nothing to tantalize the imagination still, I browse, searching for normalcy. Death loiters in aisle 9 taunts me with visions of life once vibrant, now stolen leers at me and I bolt Grocery store holds more allure ingredients to stir the appetite the phantom stalks here […]

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A COVID-19 Easter

The clouds donned a veil today robins foraged on thirsty ground while a trio of doves swept by Of course, that’s poetic nonsense – an attempt at finding beauty in what is really a grey reality. Nations hunker in against the threat and Easter morning arrived without the fanfare of egg hunts or children’s raised […]

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