Poems

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Title

Poems

Creator

Joanna H., of Parkside, Portland, Maine

Date

April 9, 2020

Description

I have been using this pandemic to practice my cursive using a dip pen, but I am afraid I am not very good at it yet. Some of these poems were written toward the end of March, some were written in April. 

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Write a poem
about trying times.
Rhyme a poem
about rhyming times. 
Do a poem
in your sleep.
Sleep a poem
until you dream.
Be the poem
until you grow.
Grow a poem
until it changes the world.

How to Survive the Plague:
Pray like hell.
Stay inside,
match gifts,
implore the government,
but most of all:
try not to go mad.

Avoidance
No homework
No people
No games
No virus

I'm perfectly equipped
for this type of avoidance

No poetry
No library
No new things
No birthdays (please, no)

I won't age
    I'll just stay in

Here in my agoraphobic state.

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Poetry

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Citation

Joanna H., of Parkside, Portland, Maine, “Poems,” Isolating Together : Portland Public Library, accessed December 5, 2020, https://portlandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14.