Isolation Sequence

Are you preparing
to count the days?
Everything is more quiet.

On TV, we see the first
drive-through tents
pitched in hospital parking lots.

Otherwise it is
spring or beginning
to look like spring.

From the blood
of the recovered, a serum
might be produced in two months.

Tulip magnolia,
Bradford pear; first tight
whorls breaking out on branches.

Nothing looks terrible
until it is. The moon,
however, is still bright

for a beat-up skillet.
We swallow zinc.
When we can, we sit in the sun.

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