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April fools' day - (ordinarily) all manner of tomfoolery abounds

(written/updated since last year

unlike any other
when out of this world

outlandish accouterments

people did wear
hermetically sealed

of even faintest tear

to avoid contamination

against coronavirus

when wing and prayer

soul saving amazing grace).

 

Pandemic straps tightly plied girded beltway

unlike any other All fools day

in annals of recorded ("fake") history

western civilization tapestry doth fray

April first two thousand and twenty one

neigh, no time for horseplay

 

what with coronavirus (COVID-19)

boarded ship of jilted fools
(think Homo sapiens)

barred courtesy omnipotent jackstay

furloughed workers analogous

grumpy minions lay

dwarfed by unfortunate global events, née...

germinating, jackknifing, and wreaking havoc

Mother Earth nonchalantly toying

(indiscriminately) regarding humanity

as bestrewing bajillion biohazards berserkly

bequeathing bedlam child's play

just desserts, she doth understandably repay

 

man/womankind flicked as flotsam and jetsam

vile treatment diabolically heaped,
jubilantly loosed, maniacally pitched
upon her terrestrial firma oy vey

she chokes, gags, laughs raspily yea

rebuffs, refuses, and renounces further abuse.

 

Nevertheless toothless gumption, albeit feeble

fighting spirit, her survival instincts assail

cumulative environmental destruction
triggered casus belli expelling deadly toxins,

when Gaia doth exhale

 

since onset of global interregnum
(think virulent spreading poisonous Kudzu
like wildfire biohazard)

since world wide webbed disease

brought grinding halt

consumerist paradigm in lockdown,

nonetheless within brief interim

noticeable clearer air to inhale

amazingly enough postal system...
intact voila... uninterrupted delivery of mail,

the daily highlight experienced


among people emotionally crippled

pasty faced and pale

finds quivering Captain Kangaroo

plus good n plenti proud primates
each dancing and quivering

like a captive quail.

 

 

Comments1

  • L. B. Mek

    'among people emotionally crippled
    pasty faced and pale
    finds quivering Captain Kangaroo
    plus good n plenti proud primates
    each dancing and quivering
    like a captive quail.'

    'man/womankind flicked as flotsam and jetsam
    vile treatment diabolically heaped,
    jubilantly loosed, maniacally pitched
    upon her terrestrial firma oy vey
    she chokes, gags, laughs raspily yea
    rebuffs, refuses, and renounces further abuse.'

    'germinating, jackknifing, and wreaking havoc
    Mother Earth nonchalantly toying
    (indiscriminately) regarding humanity
    as bestrewing bajillion biohazards berserkly
    bequeathing bedlam child's play
    just desserts, she doth understandably repay'

    'Pandemic straps tightly plied girded beltway
    unlike any other All fools day
    in annals of recorded ("fake") history
    western civilization tapestry doth fray
    April first two thousand and twenty one
    neigh, no time for horseplay'..
    (such a sobering read
    but still, infused with enough
    of your light-hearted signature approach, I think
    thanks for sharing dear Poet)



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