Phil Kemp – Masks – Pandemic

by Phil Kemp

Before I walk the neighborhood
I fashion a mask, cover my
nose and mouth. 

How times have changed;
once a mask concealed a

Now masks reveal our saviours;
emergency teams giving
oxygen, pedestrians restraining

and all who are mask wearers
perform a common good; they’re
actors, healing our world. 


Originally from London, Phil Kemp now resides in Iowa City. Phil’s poems were featured in Iowa City’s “Poetry in Public Contest” and published in the “Adelaide Literary Magazine” and “Adelaide Literary Anthology 2019”.