Three Hundred and Fifty-Second Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary
written in response to CBC News, Oct. 27: "How to celebrate Halloween safely this year with COVID-19 and other viruses lurking: Infectious diseases expert says exposure may put strain on overburdened health network
a new wave of lockdowns
subvariants surging ...
a gang of grim reapers
trick or treat ...
Reese's Cups, M&M's and a box
of rapid tests
FYI: Reuters, Oct. 31: China's COVID curbs strand Shanghai Disney visitors
Video obtained by Reuters showed a huge crowd of visitors stranded at Disney's Shanghai resort on Monday, after the park abruptly suspended operations to comply with COVID-19 prevention measures.
All visitors at the time of the announcement were told they could not to leave the resort until they return a negative COVID test.
Added: written in response to the South Korea Halloween stampede
two red handprints
on Happy Halloween ...
Added: written in response to USA Today, Nov 3: Seoul, South Korea Halloween stampede leaves over 150 dead
row upon row of shoes
with name tags to be filled out ...
FYI: The New Yorker, Nov.2 : In Itaewon, Another Betrayal of Young Koreans.
The nation’s abiding emotion is, understandably, grief. But there is also a blood-boiling rage...Why have politicians and bureaucrats, of both major parties, failed so radically at the basic provision of public safety?