The A1 Verse: Theme for Covid-19

By Thomas Gaulkin | October 13, 2020

covid-19 coronavirus sisyphus (Images by Starline / Freepik / Julia Bolchakova)

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred today, October 13, 2020.

We suspect it’ll occur again.

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Poorest Struggle As Virus Rattles Life on Campus
(From the original by Dan Levin)

struggling

through
the
tiny
screen

shutdown in the spring
she dropped all her courses
to avoid failing

things are not much better
this semester

living too far away

she
toils
on
her
phone

between the internet
covid and couch surfing

trapped

between the hardships
of the pandemic
and
the
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