Written by Lancelot Schaubert for the collection: 'Life in the time of #COVID'
This green haven I know
Bears evidence of new neighbors:
Maybe I should bring some flowers?
Welcome them to their new digs?
Twenty-five muddy patches
I saw on my ascent to Samuel Morses’s pillar
No more graves left to rent
Will And Testament burials
Deeded to die here by family left
Worded to die no by Corona
It’s louder in Greenwood
Sobs echo in barrowdowns
Children skip, enmasked, among the pink, the white
Climbing bay and beech
Soldiers of sprouts. Spies of saplings. Tinkers of twigs
Tailors mending a tomorrow
Sewing seeds in a patchwork quilt.
Lancelot Schaubert writes, produces, directs, makes, and advocates for those who do all four. He thinks Shakespeare said we should kill all the lawyers cause that was before they invented literary agents. Let's play madlibs: he lives in [place] with his [person], with whom they rescued two [animals] and often eat [exotic food]. Cause that's more interesting than the usual "in Brooklyn... with wife... two cats... tamales" or whatever. Visit his website at: www.lanceschaubert.org/