Thursday, November 26, 2020

A Room of My Own: Thanksgiving-In-Place? Tanka

One Hundred Forty-Second Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

more restrictions
for Thanksgiving holiday?
bare branches 
tapping at the windows 
of a nursing home

FYI: CTV News, Nov. 24: "Thanksgiving could make or break U.S. coronavirus response."

In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask -- and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it. "No one is going to tell me what I can or not do in my own home," said Chestnut, 60, of Shippensburg. "They do not pay my bills and they are not going to tell me what to do."

Added: For peace-loving Americans

Thanksgiving dinner
a row of We Just Did hats
on the mantle

Added: One Hundred Forty-Third Entry

Black Friday deals
two masked mother-to-be
compare their bellies
Added: One Hundred Forty-Fourth Entry 
blasting loud on TV ...
my niece
not sure which face mask
to wear on Black Friday


  1. I know the country has grown weary of the fight, but we need to remember we're at a war with a virus — not with each other. ...This is the moment where we need to steel our spines, redouble our efforts, and recommit ourselves to the fight. Let's remember — we are all in this together.

    -- President Elect, Joe Biden, Thanksgiving Address

    1. The one hundred forty-fourth entry was inspired by the following "face mask" review:

      "Face Masks are not a fashion accessory, but they do take up a fair amount of real estate on your face, so it’s not surprising that people are looking for aesthetically pleasing ones."

    2. "In Thanksgiving Message, Trump Says ‘We’re Like a Third-World Country’ Because He Lost Election," Arya Hodjat,
      The Daily BeastThu, November 26, accessed at