Nice.
Thank you for sharing.
Pete Sar

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 10:23 PM Karin Suskin <karinlee...@gmail.com> wrote:

> THE VISITORS
>
> For six months, I have been waiting
>
> The barren bones of trees
>
> Showing soft hues of buds
>
> The strength of daffodils to push
>
> Upward through hardened earth
>
> The anticipated sweetening of the air
>
> As blooms with audacious colors
>
> Open and release perfumed scents
>
> And yet, I am walking alone
>
> Amidst a new absence of sounds
>
> Hoping that as someone passes
>
> They will not release viral
>
> Droplets from their mouths
>
> To be downwind of another
>
> Is to find me holding my breath
>
> My head averted in opposite direction
>
> We are alone in a collective waiting
>
> Not for the gift we had hoped for
>
> But for visitor Covid  19
>
> To come and to go.
>
> The migrants are coming
>
> It starts in small numbers
>
> They are crossing borders
>
> They will not heed the warnings
>
> They gather on wires and branches
>
> Their numbers are swelling
>
> They know that to be downwind
>
> Is to have others ease their journey
>
> They sing with abandon
>
> To large and diverse audiences
>
> They seek each other for close encounters
>
> They flash obscenely rich colors
>
> Saying, “Come to me, come to me”
>
> Oh, my beautiful feathered friends
>
> We welcome your arrival
>
> We need you now.
>
> -KSuskin
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