It’s Day 16 of my StayHomeRhymeMo challenge to write one poem about COVID-19 every day in April! I never was one for small talk, but maybe this kind is more interesting:
Small Talk With Objects Around the Room
A COVID-19 poem by Lauren Hallstrom
I want to know truly how you are doing.
Sometimes I find myself passing by
and forgetting to ask.
This weather you have created is delightful,
ceiling fan. I don’t know how you always have
so much energy to circle back
and redo what has already been done
over and over.
Sticky note, I trust your family is in good health.
I know you and your siblings have always been
joined at the hip.
What do you think of everything
going on in the world?
Have you seen the price of gas lately?
Have you researched no-sew masks?
I must admit, I am one to prefer
I like that I know what to ask
and what you will say.
By the way,
Bookend, I envy the way you
Standing tall, steady, and