Sketchbook open to a drawing of four garner snakes in colored pencil and ink. Hand-lettering over it in transparent ochre ink says "PANDEMIVERSARY"

this week
the faint smell of death
I bury soft sunshine in the dirt

this week
the anniversary of a pandemic
tears accumulate in my sore body

this week
the painful lesson of non-reactivity
shatter the ego for more

this week
four snakes sunbathe
piles on bleached autumn leaves
I smile in an instant
they wrap around my brain