Poems of the Week

Love Bug

by Ruth S. Baker

“Coronavirus: Pandas mate in lockdown at Hong Kong zoo after ten years trying”
BBC News

Though misery these days is quite systemic
And in expression nothing less than clamorous,
There’s one thing we must say for this pandemic:
Its side-effects are dandily pandamorous.
It seems the old philosophers were right:
Few things are ever simply black and white.