Distancing Socially

By Chris Palmer

You were well-known
as a super spreader
becoming a close contact
when we found ourselves
locked up and down
in a one point five metre
-squared apartment
personal equipment protected
searching for hotspots
flattening each other’s curves

Christopher Palmer would like to be known as a poet above all else. His first collection Afterlives was published by Ginninderra Press in 2016. He lives in Canberra, Australia.

In times of crisis I usually resort to humour; something that is immune to viral attack.

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Poetry and Covid-19 ARCHIVE (This website archives the over 1000 poems submitted by over 600 poets, and viewed by over 100,000 from over 125 countries during the Covid-19 pandemic, June 2020-June 2021). Thank you to all who took part in the Poetry and Covid project.

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