From The City: “Essential Workers Write Covid Haiku”

From The City: A post by Virginia Breen headlined “Struggle in 17 Syllables: Essential Workers Write Covid Haiku”:

Stress riding the subway
Questions without answers
Not workers fault
—Subway booth clerk Kelebohile Nkhereanye

Empty taxi cabs
cruising along avenues
with bankrupt drivers

No opera now
the virus darkened the Met
but birds sing to me
—Retired midtown cabbie Davidson Garrett


  1. “But the birds sing to me” really hits home the silence of the streets and how no one is around. It’s powerful.

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