The Affects

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #288 – “Charting A New Course”

“We’ve been sequestered, isolated, quarantined and separated. I can tell you from first hand experience that our lives have been changed. I’m sure many of us can.

What has changed the most for you through this? What’s the one thing that really has affected you and the way you’ve always done things? What would you desire back that has been removed (even temporarily)? We’ve been blessed with life’s abundances (I’m sorry, but the 450 rolls of toilet tissue is on you). What through all this are you glad is still there?”

Old feelings
of claustrophobia
prickle my skin.
Locked libraries
are sad museums.
Donut shops have
remained open.
Bagel shops are
closed. Must be
a lesson in that.
Most challenging
change for me
is not being able
to hug family,
and friends. If you
are a hugger, you
know what I mean.
Emoji hugs do not
replace arms.

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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