Mourning # 16
I do not deserve to live above ground
surviving in the blue the green
yellow orange and burnt red skies
touching hard and soft earth with my soles
and the birdsong!
Burial and cremation, roughly the same
either way down to the molten core
that black hole that sucks us all in
very slowly so the world won’t collapse.
‘Better you than me’ is a song no one
should sing, a national anthem played before
every shift change at the Covid ward.
my eyes are so tired, my tears are so lost.
---- US Republicans have an anti-mask platform.
They have called the coronavirus a hoax.
They hold superspreader events to infect those present
and anyone they encounter. Many have COVID,
some have died.
Luke Letlow, 41, was elected to Congress from
Louisiana in a runoff, he died of the bug before
he could be sworn into office. He is survived by
his wife, Julia Barnhill Letlow and two young children.
His family released a statement: “The family appreciates
the numerous prayers and support over the past days
but asks for privacy during this difficult and unexpected
A special election will be called to fill the seat.