Strange happiness: COVID-19 worn visage

A strange happiness
possessed me
Behind the face mask
Hollow silence of the pandemic night
a balancing act
over my sangfroid form –
The lockdown


The mutilated silence
Hurried its steps
with no dallying time; murky
Near an open grave

These of my
gnarled nights
COVID-19 worn visage
of the dying souls

What strange happiness –
A smooth death
without bloody war

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