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My COVID-19

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact My COVID-19 They close the gym and soon after my muscles get sore: neck and back.Then low grade fever. Low grade.One morning in fourth grade I woke up with an aching...

Milano Terminus

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Milano Terminus It was only fairly recently that I saw the opera, Puccini’s Tosca for the first time. It was in my home town, New York City.Near the end, Tosca’s...

Opening Up

I’m in transition, changing locations during an important part of my life. It’s between jobs. Between education. Between states. Things are closing and things are opening. Society is changing and I can’t keep up with it.  In the beginning I have to give up...

Lonely Bird

A fish crow perches on the terrace below me   tastes the sea watches the morning fog   far from her nest she cries for the birds she loves   calls out to others gathered in isolation   Gentle chirps Not a shriek, but a song...

Jughead

I try to envision this entire scenario, the scenario of the pandemic as something much lighter, like a short scene from a comic book. It’s a short, light read. Something not even entertaining, and when we are finished, we can tear it up, and throw it out in a...