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A Lesson Learned

The only truly enduring aspects of my life, the only through lines linking my earliest childhood memories to the present moment, have been curiosity–a drive to know, to ask Why? Yes, why? But why? What now? what comes next? and find the answers–and a burning urge, a need, to write, to make, to create. 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 #20

Pandemic poem #20 was written in response to a number of social media discussions that were alarmingly egocentric in tone; the “I don’t care what any one says, I’ll go out wherever and whenever I want” and “Look, we cleaned … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #17

Pandemic poem #17 came from musing over my Facebook and Twitter feed, on that day equal parts fun parody videos and sobering news items about our general unpreparedness and the scarcity of needed medical tests and equipment and lack of … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #15

Pandemic poem #15, originally written on 4/4/2020 after checking the morning news (where medical professionals were being interviewed about people being sick and dying alone, far from their families and friends in quarantine), seeing the number of cases and casualties … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #14

Since we have been sheltering-in-place and working from home, we have discovered that our usually serene rescue cat, Raven, has an extremely insistent, ear-piercing yowl which she has taken to employing at odd hours and while clawing at the base … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #13: The April Fools Poem

This was my April 1 poem. I’ve always hated April Fools, as most formerly-bullied kids probably do. Why devote an entire day to playing pranks on people, catching them unawares, sometimes humiliating and sometimes actually hurting them? And let’s be … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #12

I tend to get caught up in routine, to think “oh, I ‘d like to, ” and “oh, I want to, ” and to buy things I love–shirts, skirts, shoes–and then not wear them, waiting for “someday,” some “right occasion, … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #11

I was wholly unprepared to check the mail and find a college admissions brochure for my sixteen-year old daughter on Day 11. I imagine in the best of times it’s a bit jarring–I mean, she’s in tenth grade, you know … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #9

Pandemic poem #9. Living in an apartment (and a smallish one at that) with three other people and two cats, solitary time and space are difficult to come by. In the spring when mornings are warmer, I love to take … Continue reading

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