Tagged: quarantine

you are

you are
gone, and we
are oceans
away, separated
by a global
pandemic, mandated
group quarantine, time,
electromagnetic
frequencies, and
chemical structure
the x, y, and z of
everyday coordinates
dissolve into more,
even more
dimensions as
memories discharge
.
20210810:2125
y

remembering and

remembering and
forgetting, remember to
forget, forgetting

to remember, remembering
forgotten, our pandemic fog
.
20210316:2027
y

with the promise of

with the promise of
homegrown
mint comes delicious
thoughts of chutney,
ice cream, soothing
tea, and julep
for another
day in quarantine
.
20210210:2059
y

watching scallions grow

days after the snow

days after the snow
storm, in the middle of a
pandemic, we will

find the excuses stacking
up at the foot of our door
.
20210204:1952
y

in the middle of

in the middle of
a pandemic, wondering
what restoration

feels like is a privilege
reserved for the back of the line
.
20210102:1316
y

here we are – setting

here we are – setting
the table in front of three
different versions of

mama’s curry chicken, a taste
of home within easy reach
.
20201231:1035
y

in a pandemic,

in a pandemic,
everyone is practicing
getting over the

hump of the holidays without
our loved ones – here’s to stuffing
.
20201228:2028
y

because we can stave

because we can stave
off hunger for much longer,
treasure these moments

when we are together, stow
them away for a rainy day
.
20201223:1553
y

no one belongs to

no one belongs to
no one else – we recognize
this in loss, pain, in

separation two days before
christmas in a pandemic
.
20201223:1450
y