Plague Doctor Mask



My love
we fear the corona
my lover
let us wear
our plague doctor
masks to bed again

You look at me
with eyes like two ribbons
of warm absinthe

We fear for our life
from our life
the whole span
of it glistens

To protect us
light the candles
spray on some
moonlight

Let us recite
some old biblical
verses

Some say they
still hear the screams
where plague doctors
walked in bird like masks
where no birds sing...

Copyright © Ken Carroll | Year Posted 2021
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