COVID-19 Haikus

You are welcome to submit your haiku to bl7zb@virginia.edu

Work from home? Now? How?
Miss office space, colleagues face
Boomer learning Zoom
- Anita Thompson-Heisterman, SON

Mind full, not mindful
Racing through COVID clutter
Be still, focus, breathe, connect
- Anita Thompson-Heisterman, SON

So few certainties
but December births, divorce?
not death and taxes
- Robert Powers, Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Washing hands again
So tired of "Happy Birthday"
Let’s try the Ramones
- Leslie Blackhall, Palliative Medicine

Bodos! Where art thou?
I am missing my bagels!
Missing their workers!
- Debra Burleigh

Did you notice clouds?
Did you hear the birds singing?
Quiet is a gift.
- Debra Burleigh

Pets are so confused!
Why is mommy home so much?
Need social distance!
- Debra Burleigh

Coronavirus
Is nothing unaffected?
Spring rain brings peepers.
- Evan Heald, General Medicine

Stay six feet away
Don’t sneeze anywhere near me
Social distancing
- Mohan Nadkarni, General Medicine

Fever cough dyspnea
Personal protective gear?
Running for the hills
- Mohan Nadkarni, General Medicine

Covid comes around
Toilet paper short supply
Need ventilators
- Mohan Nadkarni, General Medicine

Teens at home again
No sports to entertain us
Who are these people?
- Mohan Nadkarni, General Medicine

Email inbox full
No testing availablle
Nothing stays the same
- Mohan Nadkarni, General Medicine

Parents called to war
We have to shelter in place
Netflix easier
- Mohan Nadkarni, General Medicine

Stop the Haiku's now!
None of the lines even rhyme!
I like things balanced
- Kim Mechling, RN, UMA

Haiku curmudgeon,
You're dismissive of our poems.
Yours still makes me smile.
- Evan Heald, UMA

Coronavirus
With all the quarantine time
Baby boom coming
- Joanne Mendoza, Pediatrics

Normal jobs go on
continue education
virtual zooming
- David Callender, Internal Medicine

Double the meetings
Covid conference to left ear
Journal club right ear
- David Callender, Internal Medicine

Novel clinic approach
after hours telemed
Maybe this will stick
- David Callender, Internal Medicine

Sick and scared patients
worried providers and staff
Doctoring to each
- David Callender, Internal Medicine

My Wednesday is done
Planning, Leading, Directing
Rest now ready repeat!
- David Callender, Internal Medicine

I’ve sewn thirty-two
Hexies. Small pieces of bright
Fabric, hope, and fear
- Natalie May, SON

This spring of COVID
We’re not buried in darkness
We are seeds, planted
- Natalie May, SON

If my husband asks
one more time if we have mail,
I may sneeze on him
- Natalie May, SON