Poems of the Week

Just Peachy

by Julia Griffin
(sheltering in southeast Georgia)


“Gyms, hair salons, bowling alleys and tattoo parlors: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says
some shuttered businesses can reopen Friday … as long as owners follow strict
social-distancing and hygiene requirements.”

—The Chicago Tribune

This week, at last! Our jolly Georgia jokers
Have opened up the state. We say three cheers!
We’re free to be tattooed with 6-foot pokers,
Or get a trim from pristine garden shears.


I’m doing my best to preempt
Critiques of my styling attempt:
Though usually Georgia’s
The home of the gorgeous,
These days we are safer unKempt.