Around The Corner

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United  (posted by Rosemary)
Writers' Pantry #94:  Ends and New Beginnings

"Today you can share anything you’d like to: old or new, verse or prose, something for us to get our teeth into, or which will leave a lingering sweetness....  Prose needs to be a maximum of 369 words, please."

As we turn a corner,
away from the scourge
of this deadly virus,
what will have changed?
Politics pokes its nose
into places uninvited.
Will we remain a country
divided, or, will long
periods of isolation
fuel the fire of hugs,
good wishes, kind acts?
A new season begins.  We
are free to make a choice–
kindness or greed.

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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16 Responses to Around The Corner

  1. Lisa says:

    Lovely hope for kindness. Let’s just say (pretend I fear) it will be hugs and kindness. I thought you might have linked to Tanka Tuesday, this past week’s was “Kindness!”


  2. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    Good question, like love or fear? Civility is a good start.


  3. Ah, sadly these questions arise in my country too … and perhaps everywhere.


  4. J Beames says:

    We are divided and I worry about the future that my kids will inherit but also hope. There is always hope.


  5. dsnake1 says:

    and sadly over here, it seems the corner is still not in sight. looks like living with it is the option.


  6. I’m hoping for hugs and good will.


  7. Helen Dehner says:

    As desperately as I crave change … I fear it ain’t a’comin. Lovely writing, Sara.


  8. Jim says:

    Guess I’m a pessimist about this. We have gone past reproach, almost had a coup January 6.

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