Life in the Time of Corona
Old School Dream
Claire Massey is Poet Laureate for Pensacola Pen Women. She served on the editorial board of the Emerald Coast Review in 2019. In 2020, she has work appearing or forthcoming in Persimmon Tree, The Avalon Literary Review, The Dead Mule, and Panoply.
COVID-19 rages like a tyrannical
stepfather who buzz cuts his hair,
embraces wrath of God doctrine,
grounds you for the slightest infraction,
an unchaperoned date, wine on your breath,
a seconds late curfew violation.
Last night I dreamed
I was retro living
in the Age of Aquarius.
In the garden of our college commons,
my boyfriend kissed me
with unconstrained passion
while gently stoned friends smiled
at him in his surplus bell bottoms,
at me with my waterfall hair,