Monday, Monday

This weekend, I went to a reading and conversation with Brenda Hillman and Bob Hass, celebrating Brenda’s new book, In a Few Minutes Before Later. Most of the poems are too long and visually complex to include here, but she read this short gem that I love. How smartly this captures the strangeness of the period of quarantine:

The Child, Finishing
Fourth Grade Online,


                    when his mother asked,

.                                 “how was that?”

.                               said,           “odd.”