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.Continue reading “Pandemic Poem #42 / Dear 2020”
I’ve been intrigued by the weird thing that happens to language when the connection on zoom is lagging. Things speed up, slow down and skip and jolt. I thought it would make for an interesting poem, and I was right. It’s espeically disconcerting if read aloud.Continue reading “Pandemic Poetry #39 / Connection”
I went to the shops on the weekend. It was horrible. So I wrote a haiku.Continue reading “Pandemic Poem #38 / On Second Thought”
I had the idea for this poem when I met up with my friend Nell Jeandet before this lockdown, but after the masks became mandatory. I hadn’t seen her in months, and the only glimpse I got of her face, smiling, was as she drove her car away.Continue reading “Pandemic Poem #37 / Unmasked Smile”
Yes, I am still doing this. Sometimes. Here’s a little haiku for you.Continue reading “Pandemic Poem #36 / Use-by”
I’ve been doing one-on-one sessions with Ellen Clarke and just last week started my fourth round of RISE – Online Speaker Training with Fleassy Malay. So I’ve been doing a lot of self-analysis and self-care.Continue reading “Pandemic Poem #35 / I’m Welcome”
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.Continue reading “Pandemic Poem #32 / View From My Desk”
A little haiku for you today. It kept trying to be the start of something more, but I decided it was enough. An acknowledgment of the small ways in which I find myself adapting to the current circumstances.Continue reading “Pandemic Poetry #22 / Adapting”
Hope is such an interesting thing we do. I went into the shops today and saw only a few items were completely out of stock, compared to when I last went and there were mostly bare shelves. People were chatting and telling each other to have a great day.
What made you feel hopeful today?