Saturday, November 6, 2021

A Room of My Own: Variants of Concern Tanka

Two Hundred and Eighty-Fourth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

variants of concern ...
I dip my immigrant life
in formalin
encase it in this room
of 20-square-meter freedom

AddedTwo Hundred and Eighty-Fifth Entry

singing and dancing
around a covid gravesite ...
a circle of women 
with their faces covered 
in white powder

FYI: For decades voodoo has been portrayed in Western films as a black magic cult; however, it is an official and widely practiced religion in Haiti. For more, see Part I, Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided of PBS's four-part series on the influence of African descent on Latin America, produced and hosted by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.

AddedTwo Hundred and Eighty-Sixth Entry

awake alone
this face in the motel mirror ...
prolonged quarantine

FYI: Fourth wave "in full force" in Germany as WHO warns Europe is "back at epicentre," Sky News, Nov. 5 

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