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Poems In A Pandemic #3 (Blessing The Boats)

“…and may you in your innocence / sail through this to that.” –Lucille Clifton

The above lines from our featured poem give us a blessing for these times. My question is, given this ongoing pandemic, where are we headed as a people, a nation, and a world? In a recent poll done in the UK, only 9% said that wanted to go back to “business as usual” after the pandemic. What do you personally want to retain and give up as a result of COVID 19? After the epidemic, what kind of world do you want it to be, and will it be? And what do you plan to do to help hospice the old and midwife the new? Here are brief thoughts and a hand-selected, beautiful poem on this subject.

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