Coronavirus IX

The boat yard empty.
Just me out for a walk and
two enormous geese.

Coronavirus
also a silent presence.
Like two weightlifters

in orange trainers,
they didn’t scare but waddled
off, flight possible

at any time. I
took some pictures, conscious I’d
delete them later.

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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