By Janet Yoder 1. The Asian Flu, H2N2 When I was five, I learned the words Asian Flu. On July 19, 1957, my mother gave birth to her fourth child, my youngest sister. While she was still in the hospital, my mother was visited by a woman who, along with her husband, were trying to … Continue reading My Three Pandemics
By Thomas Page The Tourists of the Sargasso Sea Marine biologists have been baffled by the Sargasso Sea’s tubular tourists— The eel. The eel Seem to be the true Sexless Ageless Birthless Originless creature swimming along the warm streams. They have baffled the likes of philosophers and psychoanalysts With their knavish resistance … Continue reading The Tourists of Sargasso Sea and Other Poems
A litany of Purple wildflowers on The concrete island. Knights of yore wore masks To protect themselves from strikes From their foes unknown. The rain poured purple— The lighting thunder gray— The sky shaded black. The salamanders Under the rocks with mother— Micro-firmament. The puzzle disjointed— A million bits of soul— Each color indistinct. The … Continue reading Haiku by Thomas Page
By Ian Copestick Sweet suburbia on a summer evening, families sitting in front of their houses, getting ready for the 8'O'Clock applause to thank the N.H.S. The British people standing as one, now that there's a common foe. Perhaps this is it, that fabled blitz and Dunkirk spirit, that helped us fight alone against … Continue reading The Spirit
GIVE ME A REASON I have the same feeling I had before the covid people would walk away from me or look at me strangely or worry when I got too close to them only now they make it more obvious and now they have a real reason Not me I listen to the neighbours … Continue reading Poems by Marc Carver
By Sahaj Sabharwal The most necessary step taken in the whole town, To prevent Corona Virus, is the lockdown. It is for our own good, To stop Corona Virus, Governments of different countries took steps to the extent they could. Covid 19 emerges as a big threat, Having symptoms as dry cough, high fever and … Continue reading Corona Virus Lockdown
By Nancy Lou Henderson What if a new Virus came to town, having no vaccine around? What if it threatened all humankind, making essentials hard to find? What if people had to stay at home, not allowed to roam? What if children were out of school, with parents becoming the new teaching tool? What if … Continue reading What If?