It’s All Home School

The silence screamed
through empty halls
as network streams
captured roll-calls
Classes have changed
to be arranged
and seen onscreen

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

If I had been thinking I would have submitted this poem to the “Sharing Our Truths” collection at the Brave & Reckless blog, where Christine is collecting and posting poems about life during the pandemic. If you haven’t been reading them, they, like everything else on the Brave & Reckless site, are well worth the visit.

No Northern Hell

The bicycles
are up on blocks
Not on cobbles
nor chasing clocks
No peloton
should dare go on
with this virus

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Image 14/04/2019 Paris-Roubaix (C) Gruber Images from the Paris-Roubaix Best of 2019 photos.

Written for the postponed Paris-Roubaix 2020 bicycle race, also known as “The Hell of the North.”

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet