The A1 Verse: Waxing pandemic

By Thomas Gaulkin | January 4, 2021

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 January 3, 2021.

We suspect it’ll occur again.

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(from the original by Campbell Robertson)

evening arrives
and watches the world fall apart
wild things happen
day and night

people say that people get crazy
when there is a full moon
Seems like the full moon
every damn day

There are plenty of numbers
numbers do not capture the feeling
a steady unraveling

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