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Sunday, March 13, 2022

TogetherAlone Haiku

Three Hundred and Twenty-First  EntryCoronavirus Poetry Diary
written in response to Hong Kong's Covid-19 crisis

quarantine room
shifting shadows of me

FYI: Reuters, March 13: Hong Kong reports 32,430 COVID cases, 264 deaths on March 13 (note: 213 reported deaths in 2020 and 2021)

Some 300,000 people were isolating at home,...Hong Kong has recorded nearly 700,000 COVID-19 infections and about 3,500 deaths since early 2020 - most of them in the past two weeks. Most of the fatalities are among unvaccainated senior citizens.