Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Thank You Essentials

Mask

The few

Essential ones

Their dedication and

Skills kept us going at night and day

Let’s not

Forget

Their faithful determination

To face fear head on

In such a time

As this

Butterfly Cinquain

While I appreciate and salute all who served as essentials during COVID-19, I specifically want to dedicate this poem to my grand-daughter Vivian, age 21, who is a care-giver at a nursing home.

Vivian faithfully worked many long and extra shifts to take care of the residents during quarantine.

And also, want to dedicate this poem to my other grand-daughter’s boyfriend, Michael, age 20, who is an auto maintenance worker, earning minimum wage. Micheal faithfully worked many long days and extra hours with no extra raise in wages during this time of pandemic.

Thanks to both of these hard working young people and many others I don’t know.

Let’s remember it was people like this that kept our country going during the pandemic.

Posted in Senryu

April 2020

Earth “stay home” inage

April’s thirty days

Filled with uncertainty

Are history

Senryu

Goodbye April 2020. You can claim you were the first full month of the pandemic.

Posted in Senryu

Neath the Masks

Face masks

This new normal is

Filled with masks and 6 foot marks.

A world so surreal

Senryu

Since this Sheltering in Place took effect I have only been going out to the stores one day a week to get my groceries and necessary supplies.

Each week I see more and more changes taking affect. More control, more limiting, more distancing and this week, today it was more masks.

It seemed everyone was wearing masks today, where in previous week just a few were doing so.

It just seemed so surreal seeing everyone all around me in masks.

Posted in Senryu

March Madness

Watercolor Frog by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Watercolor Frog by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Saying Goodbye to the

Most unprecedented month

March hopping away

Senryu

I wish March was taking the virus with it.

Looking forward to better days in April.