Tuesday, April 13, 2021

A Room of My Own: Sharp Spike and Slow Descent Tanka

One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary
written in response to this "not-so-shocking" 😠 news: "Canada's COVID-19 case rate now tops U.S. rate," CBC News, April 12

a sharp spike
in covid variant cases ...
at twilight
the slow descent of a kite
severed from its string


in morning chill
a street dog with saggy balls
the eyes of an old man
leaning on the liquor store wall

1 comment:

  1. We didn't react and we didn't have the opportunity to roll out the vaccine program fast enough due to supply chain challenges...

    Canada is one of the only countries in the world to be dealing with all three [variants of concern] and again, the more than double [the number] of cases in less than two months shows the impact.

    -- Epidemiologist Cynthia Carr

    The U.S. has outpaced Canada in terms of delivering vaccines in both total amount of doses given and on a per capita basis; as of Monday, Our World in Data shows that more than 35 per cent of the total U.S. population has received at least one dose, compared to just over 19 per cent in Canada...

    -- excerpted from CBC News, April 12