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Four Aphorisms for a Time of Plague

Unforeseen disasters wait
Just outside the garden gate
Pity those who lose their smiles
On the heartless COVID miles.
Comfort for tormented eyes
Is what doctors all advise.
If you let your lungs get wet,
You may drown in deep regret.

Rhyming couplets © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #277
More Writers’ Pantry #31 at Poets and Storytellers United


You Were Meant to Fly

You open the kitchen door, Mother,
and slip into the woods
after supper.
There is no trail to follow,
but you do not worry;
swarms of stars
wait to greet you
and show you the way.
You leave your valuables behind;
masked strangers can have them,
and you will not moan over your losses.
You know you’ll get what you need for
your journey at just the right time.
You were meant to fly—
the stars will deal gently with you.


Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #161
More Poetry Pantry #403 at Poets United