Pandemic Poem #47 / On The Easing Of Restrictions

It's been a welcome relief not to wear a mask in the increasingly hot weather, however I can't help but be governed by my brain. My brain, like all of ours, which has been responding to collective trauma for a while now, finds it hard to think long term. And the fear we had instilled … Continue reading Pandemic Poem #47 / On The Easing Of Restrictions

Pandemic Poetry #46 / Here’s To Endings

I wanted to write a poem about how we don't give enough credit to endings. About how we fret and mourn over things ending, when more often than not, things an ending is a wonderful and freeing thing. This year, I got divorced. It was a big ending, and a joyous one. That's not to … Continue reading Pandemic Poetry #46 / Here’s To Endings

Pandemic Poem #42 / Dear 2020

This poem was inspired by one of Fleassy Malay's pendemic writing prompts. The prompt was to write to 2020 as if it were a person. I've often struggled with personification in the past but this one actually came pretty easily. Dear 2020 Thank youJust when I thought I couldn’t know my loneliness any betterHere you … Continue reading Pandemic Poem #42 / Dear 2020

Pandemic Poem #41 / A Letter to Myself Now Lockdown Is Over

I don't know who else needs to hear this but it's okay if you enjoyed some parts of isolation. It's okay if 2020 has given you gifts. It's okay to be feeling like you're in a better place now than you were at the start of the year. ⁠ A Letter to Myself Now Lockdown … Continue reading Pandemic Poem #41 / A Letter to Myself Now Lockdown Is Over

Pandemic Poem #32 / View From My Desk

I've been in a funk lately (haven't we all?). I was feeling exhausted and lonely and like my life is just an amorphous blob of time with endless ways to fill it, none of which seem more compelling than watching Glee on Netflix. I sent in my application for divorce last week and most of … Continue reading Pandemic Poem #32 / View From My Desk

Pandemic Poem #2 / Yarning

In times of crisis we turn to what's most important - connection, stories, and the comfort of home.How are you doing today? YarningWe never stop yearning for connection.The need to be heard is the essence of being humanOur voices being relegated to echoesLost in the void between me and youCreated by government mandated distanceIs a … Continue reading Pandemic Poem #2 / Yarning