Eddie

You wake up
and everything
is the same
you have your coffee
and smoke a cigarette
welcoming the cold
on your hands
you wash dishes
smelling the lemon
in the dishwashing liquid
you go shopping
staring
at the masked strangers
you look at the icy blue
sky
but it’s not the same
there is a big fucking hole
in the sameness

Fuck Covid

She

She
was just sitting
there
doing
crosswords
on her phone
waiting for
the assistant
to upgrade
her phone
I saw
her blue bra
cupping her curves
her oblivious
to the stir
in the waiting line

She

I can see
the glow
of her
cigarette

her space
is dark

I see another
small glow
incence?

smells
like rosemarie
in the snow

I wonder
who she
is blessing
today

I wish
it was me