Covid Tanka by William J. Jackson

William J. Jackson: Born, Rock Island, Illinois. Studied acting, Goodman Theatre, Chicago. Lived in N.Y.C., Vermont, India (3&1/2 years). B.A. degree, Lyndon State College. Forest fire lookout watchman, Bald Mountain, Vermont. Wrote “Walk Through a Hill Town.” PhD, Harvard University, 1984. Professor, IUPUI, Indiana. Writer and translator, living in Leverett.

Covid Tanka

When we drive into

the canvas Corona test tent

pup sees Hazmat man

& explodes a loud bark

at faceless figures