back in the early
days of the plague
I drank Coronas
in protest of the virus

my wife and I
were told we
would have a
quarantine baby

I wore a George
Washington style
covid cut
like a patriot
at war
my mask like a bayonet

I wore unending sweatpants

I barely
showered

and I tried to stand
6 feet away from everything
especially fear

Daniel J. Flore III

Daniel J. Flore III’s fifth book of poetry is WRITTEN IN THE DUST ON THE CEILING FAN and it can be found here.