The beginning of the pandemic’s end is upon us. When the time is right, may we all stage

in one way or anothera Revival.

 

The United States of Cicada


The Irony—

Simply put
Should not escape us

Time elapsed
And elapsed
And elapsed

As was nature’s wont

That—

Dreamy cicadas decamped
17-years’ subsistence
For light of day

We—

Weary humans departed
17-months’ seclusion
For life of day

Emerged—

From the depths
From the chill
From the lull

Together—

Looking to the heavens
Looking to each other

We sang
And sang
And sang

As was nature’s wont

 

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