#FlattenTheCurve: Cherita Sequence: Re-membering by Cynthia Anderson


how did we forget

selling wild animals
can pull the breath
straight out of us—

the revenge
of the disrespected



getting better
or worse?

who to believe
when you can’t
get tested?


line at the deli

the manager
keeps everyone
laughing like

there’s no COVID-19—
free smiles to go



the change
we need
comes down

to us



Cynthia Anderson lives in the Mojave Desert. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, and she is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. She has authored nine collections and co-edited the anthology A Bird Black As the Sun: California Poets on Crows & Ravens. http://www.cynthiaandersonpoet.com