Wise Poets – Dorianne Laux – Lord Of The Flies

Dorianne Laux (January 10, 1952 -)

“Coronavirus Conference Gets Canceled Because of Coronavirus.”
—Bloomberg News, March 10, 2020

I can already see the streets
filling with corpses piled
tenderly along the curbs.
First the homeless, then
the poor, then those who
were lost, depressed, lonely,
alone. The rich will be last,
top of the pile as they were
in life. Dressed in their finery.
Oh the ball gown shrouds.
The worthless pearls.


Guayaquil, Ecuador – April 2020