I first wrote this poem as lyrics for a Dylan parody song. In honor of Dylan’s 79th birthday May 24th, in anticipation of his new album, & in disappointment of COVID-19 pausing Dylan’s Never Ending Tour, I present this parody here.
Many thanks to the West Florida Literary Federation for including 2 of my coronavirus-inspired pieces of writing in their collection Life in the Time of Corona.
Are we in Purgatory? Are we in Hell?
In the midst of our response to coronavirus, let us not forgot our brothers and sisters fighting for democracy in the Hong Kong Protests.
Thank you, Mom, for your unconditional love.