“Hopeless to ignore, helpless instruct
For any term of time, beyond the years
That warn us of the need for emigration”
—from Ultimatum, Philip Larkin (1922-1985)
COVID 19 Novel Coronavirus Anon
I haven’t had a test or COVID 19 vaccine yet
When it’s available I’ll be in line you can bet
Today’s front page: “Vaccine Frustrations Rise,
Patience Urged Amid Shortages, Website Problems”
Patience lost. In cyberspace my senescence gottem.
Baroque music and back are my drugs and love
Dismissing dust devils I soar with glissando above
Thomas Tallis wraps around sound in his choral palace
Jordi Savall and his viola da gamba always enthrall
Hildegarde von Bingen, ‘Canticles of Ecstasy’ singing
Cecilia Bartoli, a voice to rejoice, Holy smoke! no joke
Wendell Berry says “a day without hope” brings light
Not much hope with these news headlines as precedent
But soon America will inaugurate a new President.
Don 45 Gone an Offensive Omagon
Bigly Bone Spur Coward Don what’s going on?
Where do you go now and later POTUS 45?
No tweets? how will you remain chief omagon?
Don’t you think we are all sick of your jive?
Are you off to Mar A Lago and other golf links?
Will your Pele style still kick balls from the rough?
The world knows your cheating golf game stinks.
Of those childish temper tantrums we’ve had enough
In your new dwelling will you have a dog or a cat?
Perhaps something more exotic like a cobra snake?
To remind you of your betrayers how about a rat?
How about a chef to burn you an aged Trump steak?
Hope a new White racist House brings some smiles
You’ll need loans for legal fees at upcoming trials.