Two Poems by Reva Nelson

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 what makes the most sense
 for me to focus on today
 should I smell the earth after the
 much-needed rain
 what about the sight of children
 playing separately apart
 unsure of whether they can 
 touch or not
 should I listen for the doorbell
 even though no one can visit
 damned this cursed virus
 robbing us of guests
 I could touch the beach sand
 let it drift through my fingers
 warmed by the sun
 but it’s fenced for safety
 the vaccine is coming
 we will in time be saved 
 find meaning in reflection
 there’s small comfort in the rave 


 Now when the world is mourning
 too many struck by that tiny particle
 Lives and more lives forever lost
 or living but damaged in the heart
 Perhaps any word scribblings
 mean little at this Covid time
 However, as was said in passing
 hurt is hurt, grieving is grieving
 In lieu of holding you
 or offering my sanitized hand
 Know your pain is shared
 I give soft velvet light
 As much as possible
 my spirit holds you tight 
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. kimaubrey says:

    Thanks for these lovely poems, Reva!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. mikecroucher says:

    Nicely done, Reva.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Two lovely poems, Reva. You are saying what most of us feel these days. thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lovely, Reva. Thank you for sharing. Happy new year to you and your loved ones. We will have to make it happy even though we are all apart.

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