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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Mission Accomplished Tanka

One Hundred Twenty-Ninth  Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary
written in response to this real news, Oct. 28: The White House’s Office of Science and Technology listed “ending the COVID-19 pandemic” as one of the top accomplishments of the Trump administration’s first term.

Bush stood proudly
under Mission Accomplished
I recall 
that lingering smell
of my friend's patriot socks

FYI: The United States has now reached an average of 60,000 daily coronavirus cases, and US logs highest number of Covid cases since pandemic began with 89,000 in a single day, Justin Vallejo, The Independent, October 29

Added: One Hundred Thirtieth  Entry

rounding the turn
echoes through the barefaced crowd
on TV --
my African grey parrot screams
Covid, Covid, Covid ...