Cotton Masks For COVID-19 Times


The following is part of what the author calls his C.O.V.I.D. 14 series: Connolly Offers Vivid Image Dreams 14 lines

homemade cotton masks worn for COVID 19
muffled voices are heard in the supermarket
all the rage now some funny ones are seen
drive to the store put one on when you park it

businesses market masks on social media
sport team animals and birds appear daily
with enough logos to fill an encyclopedia 
flowery prints parade across mouths gaily

I’m now wearing bandanas southwestern style
to go with cowboy hats: beaver, felt, and straw
a bandido going down the grocery store aisle
but no gunslinger, no guns quick on the draw

masked bandits use them to rob a bank or store
I can’t wait until we wear virus masks no more.

The following is part of what the author calls his D.R.E.A.M.S (Dream: Reality Enigma Adenosine triphosphate Meaning) and T.O.A.S.T. series (Telling Old Age Sonnet Tales)

“Row row row your boat gently down the stream
Merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream”

My Life is But a Dream

I’m much like an old horny toad
catching flies by the side of the road
from inside me I don’t mind it
it’s only me living behind it
if a car hits me I’ll explode

I’ve often thought I was a homely old fool
enjoying self learning and teaching school
I could always find ways to entertain myself
with music dance and books off the shelf
and gladly wading into life’s complex pool

I’m happy alive and well and giving life a bit of hell
enjoying sights sounds tastes touch and smell
there are challenges and compromise to be made
on Tinian and Las Vegas I’m dreaming in the shade
how when and where I’ll wind up only time will tell

Joey ‘Pepe Batbon’ Connolly (Special to the Saipan Tribune)
Joey aka Pepe Batbon is a retired educator who taught in the CNMI, NOLA, and LVNV. He is a sonnet practitioner who enjoys stargazing.

Joey 'Pepe Batbon' Connolly (Special to the Saipan Tribune)

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