Wistful Thinking

Thinking back before the pandemic.Being able to go anywhere without concern.Meeting friends and giving them a hug. Thinking back before unemployment.Delivering the mail and packages.Stressful moments coupled with lots of walking. Thinking back before graduating college.Hanging with friends in the dorm and making memories. Academic achievement and eyes full of wonder looking toward the future.... Continue Reading →

What World Will We Return To?

Can we watch a pandemic shake us And just return to the world as it was before? Or is this the final straw, That breaks our world down and lets it change. A world softened by an ongoing crisis Soft clay able to be molded by the people who live through it. Instead of looking... Continue Reading →

Dark Clouds Forming

Dark clouds form overhead. They bring a short silence before rain begins to fall. Chattering raindrops and echoes of thunder. Winds whip and swirl. Trees shake and tremble. Budding leaves have their first taste of rain. People sit inside watching through the window. Droplets cling to the glass as they slip and fall. Eager breaths... Continue Reading →

Chasing The Sun

Prompt: "Are you serious?" I asked, somehow hoping that she wasn't. She was quite serious. She was getting in the car and driving to California, with or without me. She had just gotten off the phone with... ...her real estate agent. "Of course I'm serious, Addi," She said. "I just got off the phone with... Continue Reading →

A Quieter World

Everyone is stuck inside looking out. Distanced from one another. Public squares are empty. Schools empty. Restaurants empty. All very quiet. Trapped inside our own homes. Stuck with our thoughts. Our anxieties. News blasting loud. Fear and blood by the bucketful. Please, make it quiet. Washing our hands. Humming to ourselves to count the seconds.... Continue Reading →

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