Hey, when you’re cooped up at home, you have time to set up a scene with Barbies to illustrate the point of a poem! And now, the product of StayHomeRhymeMo Day 2:
Ode to Hand Sanitizer
by Lauren Hallstrom
I have long regarded you, oh
infused with lemon and added aloe
and a super power that works 99.9 percent of the time,
I have long considered you
a dear friend—no, a pen pal.
I want to write to see how you are doing:
are you still caressing every hand held out to you,
are you kissing chapped skin
that has yet to see the sun?
Your presence always fills the room
but I can no longer find you.
For me, lemons will forever mean clean.
I know you are out there
spreading yourself thin,
competing against suds and
I know what it is to be empty-handed.
Just this once, let me be the one
who can change what cannot be seen.
Let us be like you, let us all
perform our own magic.