Pandemic Poems - APRIL 2020
Bio Note: A visual artist for the past 20 years, I retired in 2010 from my day job writing legislation, regulations and other bureaucratic necessities. Three years ago, I began writing poetry to satisfy my need to write. I have had several poems published and I attend many of the readings and open mics in the DC metropolitan area. I was a juried poet at Houston Poetry Fest in October 2019 and a featured reader at DiVerse Gaithersburg (MD) Poetry Reading Series in December 2019.
The Old Woman Stays at Home
Voices so few these days. My husband's voice, only as many words as needed to stay in sync while staying home together. My daughter's voice on the phone reminding me not to go out, asking what groceries we need. Voices coming from the television. Some with useful information. Hearing others, I mute the sound. No more voices of everyday errands. Post office, dry cleaners, restaurant, places I no longer go. When life returns to routine normal, I will listen to the voices, grateful to hear the music of a world that once again turns.
©2020 Fran Abrams
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