COVID

By Billy Antonio

Covid isolation
staring at a gecko
staring at me

Covid mornings
the repeated cockadoodledoo
of a rooster

Covid nights
a stray dog licks
its sores

a cough scatters
a flock of pigeons
Covid scare

fishes
in the aquarium
Covid lockdown

BILLY ANTONIO is a poet, writer, and public school teacher. He is the author of a mini-chapbook, “In a Country with Two Seasons” (Poems-For-All), an e-chapbook, “exposed wishes” (proletaria, Singapore), two poetry chapbooks, “Losing a Balloon: Haiku and Senryu” (Alien Buddha Press) and “where it was” (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, New York), and a short fiction collection, “Thread and Other Stories” (Alien Buddha Press). He lives in Laoac, Pangasinan, Philippines with his wife, Rowena, and his daughters, Felicity and Asiel Sophie.

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Germina Melius
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Germina Melius
21 days ago

Despite the serious nature of Covid, we need humour. This poem has it, I enjoyed it.

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