Monthly Archives: April 2020

Coronavirus #25 – Poem

Invasive I hate this bamboo Even though it is impossibly lovely I harvest it from our backyard On a bi-weekly basis And leave some on the curb For the city to remove I did not plant this bamboo But it … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #24 – Dreams

Stories about dreams are boring, but that doesn’t stop us from telling our stories. So what happens when we all start having the same type of dream all over the world? I’ll let you be in my dreams if you … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #23 – Death

No matter where the number eventually ends up in this country–50,000? 200,000? 1 million?–a lot of people are going to die from the Coronavirus, and I can’t help wondering what affect that will have on US culture. During my lifetime, … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #22 – Tornado

You’ve got to be fucking shitting me, my brain said when it heard there was a chance of tornadoes last night. Call it disaster fatigue. Call it responsibility fatigue. Call it “I’m not dealing with any tornadoes at 3:00 in … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #21 – Happiness

It can feel like there’s nothing to be happy about these days. And yet, for all the sleeplessness, the daily suppression of psychic terror, the suffocating pressure you feel going to the grocery store, or checking the news, there are … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #20 – Stupor Tuesday

Things keep happening too fast. Yesterday, I had planned on writing something positive today, to counteract the bleakness & bile that’s been surfacing on here lately, however real it might be. I was going to write about the good things … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #19 – Wishing

I’ll just go ahead and say it. I hope Boris Johnson dies from the Coronavirus. In fact, as long as I’m wishing–and I should probably point out here that my wishes have shown zero ability to influence future events–I hope … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #18 – Apology

In #9 of this series, I wrote about people working in the service industry–a type of job I worked in for about 20 years–who used to be considered “unskilled” but were now considered “essential” in the wake of the pandemic. … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #17 – Flag

They moved into our neighborhood a few months ago, the house across the street and to the right. The man came and rang our doorbell to introduce himself. He and his wife had just moved here from California with their … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #16 – Alcohol

When I first heard about the quarantine, inside my avalanche of thoughts was a compulsion to go buy some alcohol and drink it. That thought was quickly followed by another: Wheeee!!! And that thought was followed by the more sensible: Maybe … Continue reading

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