Christina Hession, who graduated from the MA in Creating Writing this year, contemplates life after the virus in this future-looking poem on the third day of “Creative Corona”.
When I emerge
from this cocoon,
I will wave off kummerspeck
at the departure gate for Cologne.
I will paint tangerine sunsets
over The Long Walk,
in an acquamarine kimono
accompanied by Por una Cabeza.
I will learn how to say
‘you’re a big ride’ in Italian,
and practise it in Lisdoonvarna
on an unsuspecting hill farmer.
I will silence that niggling character
who wants his own short story,
I will scale my ‘to be read’ book towers,
like a griseous Rapunzel.