#StayHomeRhymeMo and the month of April are winding down, and writing a poem a day about COVID-19 has really helped me handle and make sense of the situation. Creativity does wonders! I know that lately it can sometimes feel like we’re living in a movie we have little control over. And thus, this poem:
Copyright © 2020 The World
a covid-19 poem by Lauren Hallstrom
There’s a copyright symbol in the sky.
I saw it yesterday
when I finally set foot outside
to catch a glimpse of the clouds
and practice breathing
through a mask.
in a lighter shade of blue
at the highest point.
You can only see it
if you crane your neck.
I don’t think anyone else is looking.
No one looks up anymore.
Perhaps we are all unwitting actors
in our own experimental movie.
At any moment
a false wall
will slide away
and we will see the production crew
and the lights and boom
mics. For now,
I’m going to sit here
and watch the sky
and wait for the next big thing to happen.