• Jørn Earl Otte

"Synonyms in the age of COVID" -- April 22, National Poetry Month

Synonyms in the age of COVID

masks, gloves, capes,

shields, breastplates, helmets.

sanitizer, soap, water,

trench, rampart, parapet.

nurse, doctor, hospital,

knight, chevalier, fortress.

postal, sanitation, grocery,

Hermes, Hygieia, Hestia.

child, elderly, infirm,

safe, secure, healed.

virus, disease, plague,

conquered, overcome, defeated.

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