It’s been a year of pandemic life. My family is still quarantining, masking, social distancing, virtual learning. Today is the last day of our Spring Break, and we’re exactly where we were this time last year.
But I get to make an appointment for a vaccine tomorrow morning, so maybe things are starting to look up!
In the meantime, today is World Poetry Day, so here’s a poem I just wrote.
slip into the wig, the clothes, a new soul
play pretend and life takes on a
no longer me on the outside (but those
who know best see underneath the layers of satin
for a day, an hour, a minute become
the onscreen powerhouse
who would I have been if I had always been this
strip off the clothes
strip off the soul
real life stakes its claim
a piece still clings, though
it was always me from the start
Copyright (c) Amanda Cook 2021
Happy World Poetry Day, and thanks for reading!
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