Roger Craik - October 17, 2020

LIFE FLIGHT IN THE COVID-19 SPRING

At the fringe of sleep,

each impression folding

itself into another

impression, intermittently

brilliant-irrational, each and each and both,

I hear a line of sound

droning above, just south

of Carpenter Road, intensifying

into a throbbing whirr and—

 

Someone’s up there, stretchered in the sky.

It’s here.

 

—dying away in the dark

over the fields, the farm country.

Roger Craik was born in Leicester, UK, and has worked in universities in England, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania, as well as at Kent State University, Ohio. He is an American citizen and daily considers himself to be very fortunate to live in the USA.