My name is Christopher, they named the egg after me. I think of solutions so simple others cannot see them. Those who joined me on my travels and those who came after me are reproached for bringing back to the god-fearing world not only treasures from faraway lands but also unknown diseases, plagues and death. Is that just?
Mobility and travellust have increased and with them the danger that contagions once confined to a single region might spread rapidly and turn into a world-wide catastrophe.
The efforts made by epidemiologists protect us from that. We are grateful for them and their work.
The Smile Named Immuna
Today I get away quicker
from one place to the next
quarantined location to what is surely
the mostloveliest spot on earth.
The Smile named Immuna gets around
Call me what you will my love
from your lips everything
always sounds so lovely
for a long time we traveled
and now come home with me
where I have a very special smile
waiting that is so looking forward to
the moment when it can lie against your lips
With this parathought we fall from the sky
and in this instance an infectious smile befalls us
one that sinks its teeth into us devours us
it tears and bites and pains and names itself
after the memory of yet another ailment
if it comes down from the mountains to the coast
if it comes up the coast to the mountains
now it’s coastal fever
and if it comes from the heavens to fertile ground
it’s deplored as divine fever
and if it moves from the lower elevations to the heights
it’s cursed as earthly fever.
Travel is Immuna’s greatest delight
nurtured by the embrace of a loved one
is death, her home