September 06, 2020

he asks me 
when the pandemic
will end —
I study the slope
of his shoulders 

Frameless Sky 12


  1. Beautifully observed and conveyed. A tension so many of us are experiencing, although some choose to dismiss the pandemic (here in the U.S., at least) as a hoax. I like how we don't hear an answer, but see through the poet's eyes.