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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 #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 #10

This little musing came as I walked early in the morning. Typically, there are cars passing me on their way to work, blaring snatches of this- or that-kind of music, of talk shows or podcasts; typically, we can hear the … Continue reading

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Pandemic poem #7

As an introvert and a homebody, at first I wasn’t super distressed to work from home. But after the first week or so I realized that it’s never especially quiet at home; even before the day begins, when everyone is … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #6

Pandemic poem #6 is called “Little Reprieves.” After four gray, rainy days in a row (ordinarily my happy place, I love such weather dearly, but spent inside with three other people trying not to get in one another’s way, it’s … Continue reading

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Pandemic poem #5

Pandemic poem #5 is simply a narrative of the creation of Pandemic poem #5. I found that even writer’s block is inflected by this event.   Writer’s Block in the Time of Covid-19 When the poem in your body just … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #4

This poem is called “Yes, Sorry, This is a Political Poem” because I was feeling angry about the slow, almost indifferent-seeming, “wait and see” response we were seeing from our officials even after we had been warned by China and … Continue reading

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Pandemic Poem #2

This was the second poem I wrote after the order to social distance was issued in Missouri. We had actually just had Spring Break at my University the week prior, and the order to move everything online had come in … Continue reading

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