traveling in the wilderness

 

 

when everyone wears masks

not just the thugs—who can

tell the difference between

bank teller or bank robber?

depends who holds the gun,

i suppose, that’s how it goes

down around town now?

coronavirus makes everyday

an unpaid masquerade

 

 

who misses the kisses?

what deprivation of hugs?

if love is to die for then

who can tell the difference

between death by covid or

death from a lonely heart?

carry them out dressed in

hazmat suits—travelers

in wilderness of contagion

 

 

Linking to dVerse poets where Sarah offers titles as writing prompt…

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul Gerber
    Dec 15, 2020 @ 10:39:32

    Yes it seems like this pandemic has made us follow a thug’s dress code!

    Reply

  2. calmkate
    Dec 04, 2020 @ 01:47:33

    saying how it is … for some it’s super tough! Very well written

    Reply

  3. rivrvlogr
    Dec 03, 2020 @ 12:20:43

    “travelers / in wilderness of contagion” — Indeed.

    This is quite evocative. Well done.

    Reply

  4. sanaarizvi
    Dec 03, 2020 @ 08:20:30

    This is so evocative! I resonate with “coronavirus makes everyday an unpaid masquerade.” 💝

    Reply

  5. memadtwo
    Dec 02, 2020 @ 15:55:01

    Good questions. But I bet you can tell. (K)

    Reply

  6. revivedwriter
    Dec 02, 2020 @ 14:45:23

    “if love is to die for then

    who can tell the difference

    between death by covid or

    death from a lonely heart?”

    Daaaaaang, that’s awesome!

    Reply

  7. rothpoetry
    Dec 02, 2020 @ 14:16:02

    yes, we are all in a Covid-19 Marti Gras of calamities!
    Love these lines…
    if love is to die for then

    who can tell the difference

    between death by covid or

    death from a lonely heart?

    Reply

  8. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 02, 2020 @ 14:03:59

    This time is a time to live by patience… it will go over

    Reply

  9. Sherry Marr
    Dec 02, 2020 @ 13:10:23

    We are all travelers in a wilderness of contagion. Well penned! By summer, we should be in better shape, if we are all careful now.

    Reply

  10. robtkistner
    Dec 02, 2020 @ 12:31:48

    Well written Lynn, and I really liked all the internal rhyme.

    Reply

  11. Beverly Crawford
    Dec 02, 2020 @ 12:26:39

    This is a marvelous poem, Covid-driven and inquisitive. Well penned!

    Reply

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