new quarantine
a teakettle
starts to scream

7 Responses

  1. Gaby Bedetti Says:

    I love how I can hear the whistling sound of the teakettle in the end and internal rhyme and alliteration. I love your capture of our historical moment so much I will need to use it as an epigram.

  2. Agnes Eva Savich Says:

    OMG, I love this so much. You've managed to illustrate all our internal screams through this teapot, while also honoring our housebound habits of keeping that tea coming – whether for caffeine or calm – during this historical time. Perfect.

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  4. P. H. Fischer Says:

    Indeed, we are all with you in this (virtual) kitchen. Thank-you, Jay!

  5. TONY GREY Says:

    Best small poem I've seen for ages…

  6. Alan Summers Says:

    I can relate as we have had to resort to our steam kettle for various reasons.

    warm regards,

  7. Marion Clarke Says:

    Tension and frustration captured in a kettle! Highly effective, Jay.


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