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Another Lockdown

By Richard LeDue

PROMPT—During Covid-19 ...

My window is dirty:

tiny smudges that tried to get in

are gone to bug heaven,

where the insect god is the size of my palm.

I vow to myself to clean it all

(when the sky is blue again),

but know it's just another lie

I tell myself to keep sane.


Richard LeDue was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, but currently lives and teaches in Norway House, Manitoba. His poems have appeared in various publications throughout 2019, and more work is forthcoming throughout 2020. His chapbook, “The Loneliest Age,” was released in October, 2020 from Kelsay Books.


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