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Pandemic Poem #28

Pandemic poem #28 came on a day when I found myself sitting and not-looking, not-staring, not-seeing, just sitting, with my face turned in the direction of the window, for hours, struggling to feel anything but totally alone, even when my … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #27

This one came after I returned home from a walk and found myself crying because the dogs at the park were so confused and sad that their usual walks weren’t so usual. It reminds me that as hard as sequestering … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #26

Pandemic poem #26 came as I lay on the floor, petting a cat and just looking at the ceiling, at the light coming through the blinds, and feeling my body and mind actually settle and drop in energy. Things I … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #25

(Reading tip: if you are reading this on your phone screen, turning the screen sideways will result in a correct placement of each line; otherwise, they are broken up in unusual and not especially poetic fashion.)   Social Distance No … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #24

The poem I wrote on April 13 came in response to our family’s jubilation when my husband returned home from shopping for the first time in 2 weeks with a package of toilet paper–the shelves had been empty, everywhere, for … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #23

I wrote my 23rd Pandemic poem on Easter Sunday. (Reading tip: if you are reading this on your phone screen, turning the screen sideways will result in a correct placement of each line; otherwise, they are broken up in unusual … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #22

Pandemic Poem #22 is about the strong relationship between smells and memory, how a fragrance can forge a memory, and then that fragrance, or the memory of it, can trigger that memory and from there, open you up to a … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #21

Pandemic poem #21; in which your intrepid poet has had it with the scrambling and bumbling of people trying for “business as usual ” when we all know, or ought to know, that’s not remotely possible. Let it go, embrace … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #19

Pandemic poem #19 showed up as I sat with my 6th cup of tea that day, still absolutely incapable of getting work done despite having been seated at my computer trying to settle in to it all day. I realized … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #18

Whoops, today was unusually busy and I almost didn’t make it here to post, but here it is just under the wire, Pandemic poem # 18, which really just makes me want to binge 80s and 90s cartoons . . … Continue reading

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