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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 #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 #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 #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 #16

Pandemic poem #16,  thinking about the ways that critical and creative thinking are collaborative actions; how we all need one another to develop solutions to problems and rely on response to create, from the most individual efforts–writing stories–to the most … 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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