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The Eclectic Pen - COVID-19 Landay

By: Nora F. (nora777)   + 58 more  
Date Submitted: 7/4/2020
Last Updated: 8/31/2020
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 165

  COVID19 Landay*

People are breathless, losing their breath
They’re afraid of each other, they’re afraid to go out

Missing each other, can’t socialize
Now we are socially distant and lonely instead

No restaurants concerts or crafts fairs
No arty gatherings at the Blue Door Art Center**

No yoga but we have it on zoom
Zoom yoga: Namaste. Zoom poetry and Zoom school

Can it be I am going crazy?
In a weird and scary way I’m getting used to it

COVID19, coronavirus
A lurking menace all around us, unseen, unheard

Nanoscopic bits of RNA
Its A’s and C’s, U’s and G’s are controlling the world

*Landay is a poetry form from Afghanistan, traditionally used by Afghan women. It consists of couplets of a first line of 9 syllables and a second one of 13 syllables.

**The Blue Door Art Center, located in Yonkers, NY is a non-profit organization bringing the arts to local communities throughout Westchester currently underserved by arts programs, galleries, and performance spaces.

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