Friday, May 8, 2020

quarantine nose ring

it’s been six weeks
or maybe ninety (i have, admittedly
lost track of time) since i left my home
without fear
of breathing the air
that you have breathed or touching
the places that you have touched
so i have contemplated
perhaps a few times
what it be like to pierce
my septum
with the limited tools
i have in my possession, simply
to shake up
this achingly dull routine

*Published in The Alien Buddha Contracts Covid-19 Act 8