dVerse — Quadrille 119 — Undertaker’s Lament

It’s hard to dab her waxen cheeks.Sockets fill with sea; digits tremble.When daffodils last bloomed, her face wore roses. Fresh endorsedfor necromancy that broughtsolace to sobbing left-behinders.“Keeping you safe, daddy,” she’d insisted as she imbued another covid corpse.     Image:  “Funeral” by Dondavid De Jackson is today’s host for dVerse‘ Quadrille Monday.  De says:Write…

dVerse — prosery — Night Feeders

In their dreams they sleep with the moon.–From Mary Oliver, “Death at Wind River” Once pampered, now refugees, at dawn they slink in grimy, forgotten shadows of Oldtown to their den until dusk falls. Their fortress is woven with plastic, glass, and metal discarded by the giver-of-treats who will never again pet their once-luxurious fur….

PSA Covid-19 antibodies aka Convalescent Plasma Therapy

I talked with my younger son earlier this week.  He went to donate plasma and learned that nowadays when someone donates plasma they test for the presence of Covid-19 antibodies.  From what I have heard about the swab Covid-19 tests, they are extremely uncomfortable to have done.  If you want to learn if you’ve had…

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #144 — What will it take?

  What will it take to breach the wall? Allow yourself a diff’rent view? Consider I’m the same as you? You must or else we all will fall. A virus scourge that beats them all Is out to slay and hack and hew What will it take to breach the wall? Allow yourself a diff’rent…

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #142 — 12 Monkeys Chattering

The genii is COVID-19, which goes without saying. Allowing myself a moment to think of the genii not getting back into the bottle reminds me of the plot of the movie, “Twelve Monkeys.” The movie starts with the world as a lifeless wasteland for the most part, where humans live in cubicles not quite big…

Mask Contest Winners

  The Mask Contest started last week and ends today.  Read about the contest here. And the winners are….   :::drumroll please::::  those who submitted an entry. Jim Adams, Max, and Ken Gierke. Congratulations! Each one of you shall have a poem constructed by me with a prompt word of your choice. The point I’m trying…

Mask Contest! All are welcome!

Max from the PowerPop blog just gave me a brilliant idea.  In the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks to protect oneself from the virus and to protect others if you have or are carrying it, need to be worn.  No, it isn’t Unamerican; no, it isn’t namby pamby to wear one.  It simply is…