Carrie Ann Thunell

USA

 

cat on my lap

her warmth is a quilt

against loneliness

simple coffee shop banter

miles away

 

 

city park

the forest trail scattered

with bright colors

fallen crumpled masks

mark our throw-away world

 

 

in April

business and traffic shut down

the silence

is filled with birds and frogs

deer cross the empty street

 

 

news scrolling by

full page of the virus stats

the percolator

fills the air with the sound

and scent of brewing

 

 

 

sun salutations

flow before each dawn

the quiet

of my practice

of the city streets

 

 

 the virus

forced early retirement

stack of bills

small house in need of paint

we fought, then fell in love again