You must love your mother or go to hell
Can’t I go to the Cinema and see Oedipus Wrecked?

Why do you  tell lies?
Who else can I tell?

I may be odd but I will  get even one day
A mathematical miracle.

I like to read my books
What else could you do with them

I feel for my husband now
Put the light on and  use your eyes

I   am thinking of leaving Britain
To whom?

I can’t write any more poems this year
That is unprovable.

I am not being  rational
No, you just act rational

Why be alive and be 6 feet away from my lover?
Use your imagination.

Why read in bed when you have a wife?
She can’t read out loud

Well, why sleep in bed if you have a wife?
Can she sleep for me?

Why eat a meal and quarrel?
It must be genetic,generic or genuine

2 thoughts on “Quarantined

  1. Thank you Katherine for this poem-dialogue. It is very simple and easy to understand, but clever and inteesting. The thought of leaving the country is inteesting, Was that you at one time?

    I hope you are taking care of yourself. I am old and I have a compromised immunity system so I am sick almost always and am very susceptible to the virus. I’m being very cautious. I wish you well. I cotinue to write and study.

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