Thursday, May 28, 2020

Poem During the Plague: Poem 50

Donald Johanson

Donald Carl Johanson is an American paleoanthropologist. He is known for discovering the fossil of a female hominin australopithecine known as "Lucy" in the Afar Triangle region of Hadar, Ethiopia.


PILLOW TALK IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

DONALD JOHANSON

This sunny, virus-laden
Monday
exudes quiet, even absent
sirens
Taking a momentary
Look
at the impression of my
Head
caved into a soft
Pillow
Standing staring into my
Soul
Is this all that is left of
Us
when we leave this
Life
A silent softness in an
Anonymous
Place
where the new
Pillow
Awaits

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