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apocalyptic Art coronavirus COVID19 poetry

The Weight/ Solo Quarantine

Waiting for the one who never comes

or might come forever. The ground shattered

beneath our feet, the sky splintered above us.

Mitigating their barbarism or choosing our love?

That is the weight of this wait .

All the roads are empty, and do not only lead to

Rome.

Grief and fear sweep through China,

Iran, Italy, Spain, France, the United States,

Gaza, Canada, the countries and cities are endless.

That is the weight of this wait.

They want to make us feel we have a world

and yet are uprooted. Anomie! say the old ghosts,

and I listen.

Waiting for the one who never comes or comes forever.

The Wait, Series 1, Kaushalya Bannerji, 2020
The Wait Series 2 ( walk of solitude) , Kaushalya Bannerji, 2020
The Wait, Series 3 , Kaushalya Bannerji, 2020
The Wait, Series 4, Kaushalya Bannerji, 2020
The Wait Series 5, The Amulet, Kaushalya Bannerji, 2020
The Wait, Series 6, Kaushalya Bannerji, 2020

By Red Balloon

I am a chronically ill queer artist and writer. I have a number of degrees in higher education and have spent most of my life interested and active in social movements against racism, militarism, misogyny and homophobia. Over the course of my life, I have worked in the world of alternate news, translation, law, teaching, and with progressive cultures, music, poetry, performers, and artists. I speak and understand a few languages and plan to share media in them on this blog. I am a poetry, art, music, and nature lover with an especial fondness for cats!

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