Coronavirus VII

Flakes corkscrewing down
from the Spring sky, surprising
the facts on the ground.

The silence caused by
coronavirus deepens
with our disbelief,

and it’s easier
as night falls to believe a
mix of good, evil,

and time’s idiocy
is what we will celebrate
when it’s all over.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Cranston RI and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at tom.develyn@comcast.net. D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at http://tdevelyn.com and other sites.

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