Author Archives: Jonathan Berger

Love in the Time of Corona #8

She said my last human touch was two months ago. She swallowed the drink and looked at me with my pulse her only accompaniment. What about you? she asked but I had no answer. I couldn’t think back that far … Continue reading

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Death in the Time of Corona #96

My uncle escaped Nazi-occupied Austria alone trekked to Zurich then London and lost his parents. He lasted through many careers and many years and through the rest of his family and generation. He saw them all through and now he … Continue reading

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John at the Cock Show

Look at all those cocks! There are far too many cocks. I can’t even believe it. Had I known this convention would be so cockily complete, I don’t know I would have committed to coming so quickly. Can you imagine … Continue reading

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Dreams of Rose

I dreamt the rose withered which came as no surprise; the bird predicted it the book before him and anyone could see it coming in the current kind of temperature. But still I was saddened which came as no surprise; … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Hold Your Hand

I know somehow, that you still care but your emotions are so much to bear one day you’re kind, the next you just wear me down. No… stop it, please.I can’t stand the way that you tease. It puts me … Continue reading

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Old Boy, Old Ways

Things have been distant between this awful sickness and me and me and you and me and crises. I have walls and walls and walls that protect me from things but this awful sickness has no use for walls and … Continue reading

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A Fine Thing

She said it was fine. She said you thought I’d be holding a grudge still after all this time? She laughed at that. Really? She said it hurt for a minute. Really. You hurt me, I admit, and I held … Continue reading

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Sleeep

Well, the days are just packed in this modern life with enough to do to satisfy eight wifes and I’ve got so much to do and I’ve got so much to see and I do all of it so happily! … Continue reading

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C19

Oh, you germing thing. You’ve done so much to us in so little time, it is astonishing how little we know you, how little you are. What you’ve done in your instant invasion is impressive, indeed. I hate what you’ve … Continue reading

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Granted License

Oh, yes. I had no idea but you are an answer to a prayer unspoken a wish unsaid. I didn’t know I needed you until you arrived before me like this unbidden with your poisoned roots your bitter teeth your … Continue reading

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