Monday, March 29, 2021

Stormy Day Ferris

In a faded floral dress

and effusive smile

apostrophized by 

lively blue eyes,

hopeless to imagine

she ever slept.


At the playground

she swung highest 

and told everyone 

she's kicking the Sun.


   


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

When Air Becomes Terror


When air becomes terror birds sing dirges.

The Sun's rays mock masked children 

scratching window panes.


Dust gathers on desks too close for hygienic concern,

playgrounds desolate as graveyards.


When air becomes terror billionaires sing paeans

for pharmaceutical corps and strictly enforced

cleansing of public space while their wealth 

swells immensely.