One Hundred Ninety-Ninth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary
outside the testing center
a white man
speaks Chinglish at me
I respond with a smile, connard!
(French, one of the official languages of Canada: asshole!)
Added: Two Hundredth Entry
searches the Martian dust
for ancient life ...
a masked shelter cook mutes the TV
then starts chopping bags of potatoes
Added: Two Hundred and First Entry, written in response to Chloé Zhao's Oscar award winning movie, Nomadland
I'm just houseless ...
this social distancing
and a masked old woman
with an accent like mine
Added: Two Hundred and Second Entry
from row upon row
of funeral pyres
streaking the Delhi skies ...
a stray howls into the night