Pandemic Poems - APRIL 2020
Bio Note: I am a poet, writer, and a junior high school teacher in a public school. I live in the Philippines with my wife, Rowena, who is also a teacher, and our two daughters, Felicity and Asiel Sophie. I am the author of the chapbooks where it was (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, New York) and Losing a Balloon (Alien Buddha Press). My fiction and poetry have been published in journals, magazines (print and online), and anthologies. Some of my poetry has won international recognition.
a tanka sonnet
sparrows sunning in the yard home quarantine self-isolation the house lizard perfectly still lockdown a flock of birds flying west the urge to travel contact tracing the ripples of a pebble
©2020 Billy Antonio
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