Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Love in the Time of the CoronaVirus

We are together. Washing
hands and holding
each other in the dark and sometimes the light
of these very dark days and dull
times.  So much time
to listen to the clock’s digital hum
and the whisper of my breath while clouds echo
the grayness of the news.
And I remember a season full of sun
and risk when I would have given anything for an hour
of time alone with you, away from the tugging world
and our lives apart.

Wait, just now.
Is that a quickening of my breath? A stuttering 
of my pulse?
Fear, passion, virus.
It feels the same.

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