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Sunday, March 22, 2020


by Patricia Carragon

The evening breeze caressed the trees tenderly . . . 
The shore was kissed by sea and mist tenderly . . .
—music by Walter Gross; lyrics by Jack Lawrence

Chet Baker’s trumpet sings

unrestricted airwaves
in a senseless world

lonely trees by the promenade

wooden arms and hands
feel wind’s breath

an empty shore

a bedroom for sea and mist
to play without panic

courtyard ball games

a father spends time
with his son

a writer watches

social distancing
from the 2nd floor

Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include A Gathering of the Tribes, Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, Jerry Jazz Musician, Live Mag!, Muddy River Poetry Review, Narrative Northeast, Panoplyzine, and Stardust Haiku. She has forthcoming work from EOAGH and The Paterson Review. Her latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles, and Innocence from Finishing Line Press. Her first novel, Angel Fire, is forthcoming from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Patricia lives in Brooklyn.