For the Love of Covid!

A free verse tanka & reverse tanka for Maxi Jazz 14.6.57-23.12.22

James G Brennan
Resistance Poetry
Published in
1 min readNov 16, 2020



For a beautiful soul, Maxwell Fraser, aka Maxi Jazz, whose death shattered the worlds of all who knew him and beyond. Proud to call him brother.
His poetry video & his final message 24 hours before he died follow this piece.

Covid is nasty
Yet Covid is no racist
Covid loves humans
All creeds colours and nations
Living north east south and west

Unlike human ignorance
Wishing this virus away
Covid’s here to stay
Preying on stupidity
Ignorance ain’t bliss.

This piece was inspired by artist Maxi Jazz, me former boss and friend when I was a percussion tech with his band Faithless. Check his poem of reality out here…

This Video message was recorded 24 hrs before he died.

Thank you Meg as always for giving my words a platform. 🙏 Thank you all for reading and your precious time. Always. J. 🙏



James G Brennan
Resistance Poetry

Writes free to read eclectic free verse poetry. "Everything in life is writable about" Sylvia Plath.