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.