Sonnet challenge #36

It was inevitable.  At some point someone was going to challenge me to write a sonnet about Covid-19.  Despite my science background, I was mostly inspired by the roadwork at the corner of Highway 86 and State route 22.

Behind the cones

Workers dismissed, how long for, they don’t know.
Equipment lying folded by the street’s
half torn-up surface; they’ve been here for weeks –
the crane, the gravel truck, the red back-hoe,
all wondering if they’re going to start again.
It’s been a month now since the workers left –
something is wrong – the world’s been set adrift
and they are out here rusting in the rain
that’s also started to erode the work
they’ve done so far. Nature takes back the earth
freed from the blacktopl strange kind of rebirth
spawned from the fear of one small viral quirk.
One day when covid-19’s finally gone
the work behind the cones will carry on.

Newer Work #98

Sometimes you just gotta love something….enough to let it show.

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#1426 Blue Heart. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 7.5×5″ in mat to fit 10×8″ frame. $45. Free shipping.
Contains the words “Let your blue heart show through the haze”.

Newer work #97.

Seeing as we’re all sitting around these days, we might as well see what shapes the clouds make.

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#1425 Sky paintings. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 7.5.×5″ in mat to fit 10×8″ frame. $45.
Contains the words “Look for the sky paintings”.

Newer work #96

Pretty apropos of the current situation.

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#1424 “Without Darkness”. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 7.5×5 in mat to fit 10×8″ frame. $45, free shipping.
Contains the words “Without darkness we would not appreciate the light.”

Newer work #95

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#1423 One Direction. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 7.5×5 in mat to fit 10×8″ frame. $45.
Contains the line: “When everything points in one direction.”

Newer work #93

A third collage from the batch I’m currently showing you.

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#1408 “All the way up”, 7.5×5.5 in mat to fit 10×8″ frame.  $45.  Contains the poem:
Sky goes all the way
to eternity and back
and into our hearts.

Newer work #92

Another little collage, ready to go.  Very appropriate for a post on a cloudy day.

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#1406 “Sky’s War” 
Watercolor collage on foamcore, 7.5×5.5″ with mat to fit 10×8 frame. $45. Haiku written for it reads:
Clouds are the sky’s war,
The strategy and battle
and sometimes, the blood.