Easter 2020 (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #10)


April 12, 2020 Dear Covid-19, Sorry I missed your call yesterday. First, my friend who hosted the Zoom Passover Seder brought me some matzoh ball soup. She set it down on my porch by the front door. Through the glass of the storm door, we pantomimed self-hugs and patted our own hearts to simulate the … More Easter 2020 (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #10)

A Holy Trinity of Verse (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #9)


Maundy Thursday Am I lostAm I foundAm I savedAm I drowned Last nightHoly ThursdayI observed The 2nd nightOf Passover. A last-minute invitation From a friend.I had no other plans.So I joined in On the Zoom call. Following the Haggadah On a pdf. Drinking green teaIn place of wine.Eating taco chipsIn place of matzoh. The wind … More A Holy Trinity of Verse (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #9)

A Passover Pandemic Poem – by Guest Poet Mira Appleby


A most powerful and persistent 2020 Passover plague, a precursor to painful pandemonium. This is no prank nor premeditated, but after all, wasn’t’ it predicted…? While possibly preventable, why point fingers – what’s the point? A pretty picture is not being painted… Despite preachy, pretend, pushy political pundits, local people are producing protection – and … More A Passover Pandemic Poem – by Guest Poet Mira Appleby

Yo! Covid-19: You Don’t Scare Me (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #8)


April 2, 202011:45 AM Okay, Covid-19. Let me school you. You see, I am 66 years old. I have fewer years ahead of me than I have behind me. I may have anywhere from 12 years (age 78, when my Dad died), to 20 years (age 86, when my Mom died), or 24 years (age … More Yo! Covid-19: You Don’t Scare Me (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #8)

Covid-19 Status – A Poem (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #7)


March 31, 202012:16 PM BALTIMORE (WBFF)– NEW: Stay at Home Ordered issued for all Maryland Residents.The Maryland State Health Department released new numbers Monday, as of 10am 1,413 Marylanders have been diagnosed with COVID-19, 15 have died.This is a breakdown of the highest COVID-19 #’s in our area:Baltimore County – 186Baltimore City- 152Anne Arundel Co- … More Covid-19 Status – A Poem (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #7)

Just Another Covid-19 Saturday (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #6)


Saturday, March 28, 2020   I. Late-Night/Early Morning Supplication, 2:08 AM Dark rain falls. Drops spray on the roof, the windows, the ground, the grass, the trees. Not a hard rain This time, But a mist In a shroud of fog. Will the wetness refresh the world beyond my door? Will this shower lull me … More Just Another Covid-19 Saturday (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #6)

Are You Barely Functioning? (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #5)


March 27, 2020 2:18 AM   A friend posted a Self Magazine article with the above question as the headline, and asked, “Where’s my tribe?” Here is my reply: 👋🏼 Here I am❗ I spent 2 weeks with a cold. Then another week coming out of a lingering brain fog! Then, last week, The Aborted … More Are You Barely Functioning? (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #5)

Just Enough (Bankrupt) [My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #4]


March 24, 2020   I thought I had just enough. Just enough foodto keep my body strong.Just enough common senseto keep from doing wrong.Just enough heartto smile through the pain.Just enough sunlight savedTo endure days of rain. But in these darkest of days,there is no surety to be found.Except the near-certaintythat I am bankrupt-bound. I … More Just Enough (Bankrupt) [My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #4]

Staying Alive, Inside (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #2)


Saturday, March 21, 2020 The Aborted Poetry Reading On Wednesday, March 18, I was scheduled to join three other women poets (Toni Bee, Marianne Szlyk, and Lynne Viti) to read recent work on the Quintessential Poetry podcast (http://www.blogtalkradio.com), hosted by Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram. The theme of the program, 3 months in the making (almost), … More Staying Alive, Inside (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #2)