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SARS Surprise

by Chris Sorrenti

Back in the early days of the Internet (1996-1998), I had already begun to play with the idea of marrying my poems with images. Aside from my own work, as I surfed the Net, anything that caught my eye, I downloaded into a special folder called Pix for Poems.

It’s a proverbial dog’s breakfast of .jpgs, and .gifs, with little thought at the time of properly identifying their creators and source. Several of the images gradually made their way onto my personal web site, which unfortunately had to be closed down in 2009.

Every so often, I go into ‘the mess’ looking for something. Last night, I did just that, and came across a most remarkable image, one I downloaded in 2008. Unless someone has been living under a rock, it’s hard not to notice in amongst the blood cells, a most familiar villain. I did a quick Google search for cells that look like Corona and came across a video about SARS-CoV-2, bearing the familiar round cell with spikes, and so I would imagine that’s what I had downloaded.

Unidentifiable or untraceable images from this archive are now labelled simply as: Photo courtesy of the Net.

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Photo courtesy of the Net


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Posted on 06/20/2020
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