By Hank Greenspan
I am a playwright, poet, and psychologist–emeritus prof from the University of Michigan. My plays have been produced at more than 300 venues worldwide. A lot of my work [including this piece] works between genres–theatre and poetry, oral history and performance, and so on. http://www.henrygreenspan.com
By Cheryl Mann
My son is in medical school. COVID-19 is a constant and unwelcome guest in both of our worlds. My son has already survived COVID-19 once. This week he got married. I was able to attend, but it was not the wedding either of us had pictured in our minds. It was, however, a little slice of wonderful in a world turned upside down.
By Smeetha Bhoumik
A magic burst of cirrus slowly floats along as I decide to step
outside frozen notions that enclosed me in shells, and outside
is a whole new world of beginnings, of ends, of new shells, the
crusts of which wait to be broken open; much like this old frame,
flying around in mystic, circular symbols of
love, whispering wordless fiery old odes that dissolve fear.
By Sylvia Sanchez Garza
Today is a new daily record. Again, we peaked!
Still, does death even care or take pause?
Like a prisoner released from a cell,
he walks in a disturbing, dark daze
hoping that somehow things won’t turn. Oh…
How many more added onto the lethal list to bury?
By Robbie Frazer
There she goes bang on cue, hair up, made up – at half past two!
She’s stepping over litter like a heron in heels to steel some feels
with that feller from the baker’s with the really nice wheels.
She’ll be back before hubby’s home that’s for certain.
Freshly baked bread for her beast of burden.
‘A(nother) Triptych of Poems in the Manner of Tom Jenks’ “Spruce” During the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Clay Thistleton
an index case of Miley Cyrus
with a wrecking ball fomite as a seeding event
by a serological survey of the Zoom mullet
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