Corona apprenticeship / Poem by Aprilia Zank

 
Poem by Aprilia Zank
 
 
Corona apprenticeship
 
strictly etymologically
it is about crowns and garlands
 
but there was no trace of royal
demeanour in the two bygone years
 
people have died
who did not deserve to
 
others are belligerently alive
and challenge the rules of mortality
 
trucks have been spotted
carrying covid coffins at night
 
while blind rage rampaged
shattering windows and laws
 
during confinement
the Earth didn’t get better
 
what seemed to be fish frolicking
in the refreshed canals of Venice
 
emerged as just another rat family
heading for an emptying abode
 
there haven’t been more birds
chirping on trees along bare streets
 
nor have humans evolved
into holier creatures
 
miracles happen rarely if at all
but as long as there is a sky above us
 
we’ll look up at the sun, at the stars
craving for signs and wonders

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