Poem: Pandemic Blues

social distancing sounds cool, but for those who struggle with disconnection

fear of connection leaves them longing to break out of prison of their own minds

I have seen 4 friends die this past year to drug related causes, and one friend died because his lungs failed him by the dreaded Covid-19

when I was 19 I didn’t have a care in the world, and now I am paralyzed by unseen enemy that lurks in the air

yet life goes on. vaxxed and boostered, I muster up the courage to face crowds masked and sometimes unmasked.

with my trusty dog, I brave the cold and walk into the unknown.

still somedays I just want to cry, but also give thanks that I have not died. I am still here left standing, when so many have fade away.

I keep walking the path, even though I know not where it will lead…

Poem A Day: Day 13

“13 Things I love about you”
(a poem dedicated to my daughter)

I love the way you wrinkle your nose.
I love the way you shrug your shoulders, when I am too silly.
I love the way you laugh.
I love the way you ask for cuddles, before I tuck you and kiss you goodnight.
I love how creative you are, when we play games with our imagination.
I love how you jump out of bed full of energy, and that you wait for me to have my first cup of coffee.
I love how you dance.
I love that you love to sing.
I love that you love the environment.
I love, when you get excited about the rain.
I love, when you get excited about the ocean.
I love that you ask me to read to you.
I love you being you.