On discussing pandemic life
That kid at the supermarket checkout --
he's been buddies with my boys since first grade
once a little cutie pie
now a young man
navigating senior year in a pandemic
and I'm just so sad for all of them
Do kids hold hands in hallways any more?
Do they make out in the band room closet?
-- anyway, I digress --
That damn kid,
I'm actually jealous of his gorgeous blue
long-lashed camel eyes
he looks good in a mask.
Routines and vices
the wiping and washing
the cursed distance
the lack of bodily contact
One of these days
we're all going to
finally lose our shit
bust out of our homes
press our bodies into each other's
and happily die
in one big coughing phlegmy orgy
A big bang of shared bodily fluids
until we all choke on our own lungs
way to go
Humanity has fucked everything up anyway
the planet is probably better off without us.