Quarantine Thoughts

By: Brian Choquet

naps ranging from

3 a.m. to late noon 

the same day

i’m in 11th grade once 

more stuck in a corpse

with beard stubble and

& knowledge worth a

bachelor’s degree recreating

summer vacations before 

2016 – Humid, Dry, Worn


americana Summer if seasons

nevertheless subsist in quarantine

Bubble Boy on the T.V., a

hypochondriac, a 

shred of toilet paper

abandoned on the seat 

Charmin wings dyed 

with a cough but

had leukemia 

In the class of youth

that’s convinced our lungs

are healthy 


though, if you’d ask each 

character of a slasher flick

if they think they’ll be alive

when credits take over the screen

they’d all say yes

but also inquire 

why they are the movie

but – 

but it’s eternally a trick question 

expect to wither from germs        

just in case

so you have your will ready for

grandpa to feel after your ash 

spreading on the bank facing


Previous Story

UMass to ZoomMass: Students frustrated over administration’s management of COVID-19

Next Story

A Letter from the Editor-In-Chief: There is no Excuse for Racism and Police Brutality

%d bloggers like this: