Covid-19 Status – A Poem (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #7)

March 31, 202012:16 PM BALTIMORE (WBFF)– NEW: Stay at Home Ordered issued for all Maryland Residents.The Maryland State Health Department released new numbers Monday, as of 10am 1,413 Marylanders have been diagnosed with COVID-19, 15 have died.This is a breakdown of the highest COVID-19 #’s in our area:Baltimore County – 186Baltimore City- 152Anne Arundel Co- … More Covid-19 Status – A Poem (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #7)

Just Another Covid-19 Saturday (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #6)

Saturday, March 28, 2020   I. Late-Night/Early Morning Supplication, 2:08 AM Dark rain falls. Drops spray on the roof, the windows, the ground, the grass, the trees. Not a hard rain This time, But a mist In a shroud of fog. Will the wetness refresh the world beyond my door? Will this shower lull me … More Just Another Covid-19 Saturday (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #6)

Just Enough (Bankrupt) [My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #4]

March 24, 2020   I thought I had just enough. Just enough foodto keep my body strong.Just enough common senseto keep from doing wrong.Just enough heartto smile through the pain.Just enough sunlight savedTo endure days of rain. But in these darkest of days,there is no surety to be found.Except the near-certaintythat I am bankrupt-bound. I … More Just Enough (Bankrupt) [My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #4]

To My Future Self

March 21, 2020 2:43 AM Never forget your first language, which is Music.Before words called out to you,Music fed your infant soul.Even your mother knew this.She recalled how you wriggledTo the sound ofFlight of the Bumblebee—Though you were hearing itAs the theme song ofThe Green Hornet,Playing on the televisionIn the living room Of the tiny … More To My Future Self

New York Trippin’

I. On Broadway Our tour bus rolled into Manhattan and through the narrow, bustling streets of Broadway, Right on schedule for us to disembark and stand on-line to see “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” The story of the Temp-Tay-shuns! Waiting for the theatre doors to open, my aunt and I lamented, “This may be my … More New York Trippin’

The Wages of Life

I. When someone calls me Young lady, I don’t know whether To laugh or cry Out: I’m not so young; 65.5 years have I lived on this Earth! I’ve done my time, committed crimes and paid the fines for all my youthful indiscretions. [And God has told me, It’s alright, my child.] I’ve learned lessons … More The Wages of Life

Vampire Hours

As the comfort of Winter Darkness wanes and a hint of Spring expands the Light of Day, my nights transmute into Vampire Hours. I cannot sleep. My mind seeks the blood of dreams awakened— plans for tomorrow, regrets of yesterday, a million hopes, a thousand fears converging like bats seeking their cave. I try to … More Vampire Hours