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In Times of Trauma

I am okay, I am okay

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Photo by Ben Wicks on Unsplash

When I was a kid, I was afraid the sun would go out. My father told me the light from the sun took about 7 minutes to get to us, so I figured I had ample warning to run upstairs and burrow into the extra blankets in the linen closet.

I couldn’t imagine the world simply ending at that point. I was optimistic that the sun would go back to its normal self within a short period, so if I…

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Jackie Olsen

Jackie Olsen

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers