Saturday, March 14, 2020


Self Isolation

It once seemed
So far away---

Wuhan, hazmat
White tents, N95 masks---

But now it’s here,
It’s everywhere,
And not just a meme.

This time virus goes viral.
The numbers trickled in and then popped.
We’re scrolling our phones and laptops.
Small cliques, family clusters
Scattered from great gatherings.

Drink plenty of water
Check for fever
Wash your hands
Get caught up on your sleep.
Read Boccaccio and
Avoid the din of voices.

For the longest time,I guess,
I've been practicing for this moment.
Well versed in the art of social distancing.

Judicious isolation
---- not alone.
It’s always been an act
Of self preservation.


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