Pandemic Poem #48 / New Shit

I’d hoped that I might get to 50 pandemic poems in 2020. It feels like a nice place to stop. This second to last poem is one for the poets. As restrictions have eased and there are in-person events to get to. I’m finding the new language of the online poetry spaces is bleeding into the real world and it’s kind of awkward.

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Pandemic Poem #28 / To Be Human

This poem was created at the culmination of many weeks of lock-down, remote learning, not having any time away from my kids, missing being able to celebrate my birthday with friends, and having my ex around a lot to “visit” the kids. I drove away and sat in a carpark watching the sunset and balling my eyes out. Then I came home and wrote this.

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