The Long Holiday

By Christian Kako

The Long Holiday
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In November 2019 the author started reading a book about possible future apocalypses for humanity. Pandemics and viral sources were given short shrift in comparison to climate change and nuclear war, versus the more popular and social media-friendly possibilities of hyperintelligent ... Read more


Overview

In November 2019 the author started reading a book about possible future apocalypses for humanity. Pandemics and viral sources were given short shrift in comparison to climate change and nuclear war, versus the more popular and social media-friendly possibilities of hyperintelligent AI, robot takeover, a supernova cosmically next door, and universe-wide vacuum changes. When COVID-19 emerged shortly thereafter and started to spread across the world, every day he wondered if this was the predicted axe for human beings, but it turned out thankfully to not be. Perhaps someday another such sharp object will hit its aim and therefore we better start moving the target away. In the meantime, he wrote this book of poetry under the dark shadow of these thoughts, while working on the front lines.

Christian Kako

Dr. Christian Kako intersects with the real world as a family physician but with his STEM in science and roots in art, he plants one iambic foot in each of these worlds: born a musician he finished university as an MD and now serves a large population of clients, their medical conditions, their cares and their cures in Richmond Hill, Ontario, while creating time to devote to poetry. He also collects and blogs about lost progressive rock and fusionary LPs, spends a great deal of time with his two wonderful boys who he hopes will never be concerned with doomsday scenarios or books on the subject, and with any luck will see pandemic poetry more popular than Twitter one day, though without the pandemic experience.

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