Plaza Scene in the Time of the Coronavirus

Plaza Scene in the Time of the Coronavirus

Birds pick at rice
gone stale on the steps of the church.
Doors closed,
no choir sings matins
on this Sunday morn.

Rolling over in their beds
or gathered around the breakfast table,
the faithful listen to the mass
broadcast over speakers
loud enough to be heard a mile away,

while belligerent teens, sabotaging
their parents’ careful advice,
make the green benches
in the plaza across the street

their communal habitat.


Prompt words for today are belligerent, care, sabotage, rice and habitat.

8 thoughts on “Plaza Scene in the Time of the Coronavirus

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    Did you get my rewrite of the letter you sent to me? I posted it this morning and send you the cleaned up version last night. If you did NOT get it, let me know (or you can reblog mine if that’s easier). Hugs, US.


  2. Stine Writing

    I like the bit about belligerent teens is spot on. My daughter is 21 and although she is with the same group of people all the time, none of them are worried about catching this virus. I think it would be easier to convince young people if the US president was taking it serious. I don’t know how other leaders of other countries talk about COVID-19.



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