Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United – Weekly Scribblings #15:
COVID-19 Quarantine Histories.  (posted by Magaly)

“Write a poem which describes an instant, day, week, or month during
the current  pandemic.”

Essential vs. Non-Essential:

Having a burning for bagels, I walked
to the bagel store in full gear. They
were closed. So were all the other
bagel shops. However, every Dunkin’
Donut shop was open. So I have to
wonder what makes a donut more
essential than a bagel.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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13 Responses to Observation

  1. Nan Mykel says:

    Good question–maybe Dunkin Donuts has a drive-by window? Guess not, you would have said. I’d like to reblog.


  2. Nan Mykel says:

    I bit–forgot this was a poem!


  3. Helen says:

    5:45am here ~~~ first smile of the day! Thanks.


  4. sanaarizvi says:

    Perfect! 💝


  5. I didn’t know Dunkin’ Donuts shops were open. I googled shops in my area, after reading your poem, and you are right! That is madness.


  6. -Eugenia says:

    Dunkin Donuts in our area are closed except for drive-thru. Fun poem!


  7. msjadeli says:

    Some mysteries in life must remain and this is one of them. Did you get a donut???


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