the sound of a cough
disturbs the blossoms

ripples from a drop of water
the virus spreads

craving to be held
—a sparrow pecks
bread crumbs

old house...
the overgrowth of a plant
against the window

to talk to her pet dog
she removes her flu mask

social media—
the constant hum
of bees 

Réka Nyitrai, Romania
Jacob Salzer, USA