Stricken COVID Poet Streams Quarantined Poetry
Poeticus Interruptus disrupts You Tubers' irregularly scheduled programming
By: B SHAWN CLARK
Likening the scene to an episode of The Twilight Zone, Clark describes his own experience with a visit from "our newfound friend" as having a surreal quality to it. "Not that I was ever one of those COVID Deniers out there but I must say Rod Serling would have been impressed by the scene as the lady at the clinic wearing what looked like a space suit and plastic face guard she obviously borrowed from a motorcycle helmet gave me the news, most likely with a dour frown I couldn't see with the surgical mask covering the lower part of her face," Clark quipped.
Lending what can only be characterized as "poetic justice" to the topic, Clark's latest entry into the growing field of COVID-inspired artistic endeavors focuses on an allegoric poem called "Breath of Joy" that celebrates both a beloved form of yoga exercise as well as the tell-tale need all COVID herd members share: the ability to breath in and out as many times as possible until you can't do it anymore.
Clark's viewers and readers tuning into what he calls Poeticus Interuptus can focus their own loving attention on their breath just by making use of the two eyes they are used to using. But it doesn't hurt, he says, to use the third one as well.
B SHAWN CLARK