David Fleming
It's All Academic   www.davidflemingsite.com   
And Then COVID Came In

A collection of pieces written while sheltered in space. 

March 12, 2020: Moment of Truth -- The first signs

March 17, 2020: Close (To The House) -- Just days into SiS territory


The Quintene: quintet of pieces commenting on industries that will be permanently changed by the Coronavirus. 

March 30, 2020 -- Education: Educated And 19

March 31, 2020 -- Sports As Entertainment: Retired 19 Jerseys

April 1, 2020 -- Dating: 19 Swipes

April 2, 2020 -- Animal Control: 19 Seconds

April 3, 2020 -- Health Care: The 19th Ward


A brief respite from the increasingly darker and darker poetry.

April 7, 2020: The Work From Home Employee Manual (When I could still see some humor)

The 4 Horsemen Of The Pandemic Apocalypse Poems 

I am not a religious person, but yet the narratives are fascinating and leave a fine line between them and history.  What if the 4 Horsemen are preparing to ride into town?

April 10, 2020 -- Famine: The Lost Horseman

April 11, 2020 -- War: Warhorseman

April 12, 2020 -- Pestilence: Back At The Stable

April 13, 2020 -- Death: . . . And The Horse He Rode In On

Then, it appeared that I might just enfold COVID in with regular observations of the world, as done before March 2020.

April 15, 2020 -- 10 Ways COVID-19 Shows The U.S. Has The Wrong Values

April 21, 2020: When Life Is Not Too Short

April 27, 2020: Wood -- Passing reference to sheltering

Feeling waves of stir craziness coming in, the website was then devoted to a daily posting about songs. It lasted not even half a year.

The Pandemic Panoply