A Poet’s Prayer in a Pandemic

A rhyme in 14 lines

ellen fishbein
Mar 12, 2020 · 1 min read
Photo by CDC on Unsplash

Where are you, Muse,
that you forget, so far,
to sing of that
which makes you what you are?
What plagues you, Muse,
that when I’m nature’s prey
you push away
Love even one more day?
Return, neglectful Muse,
& resurrect
the passion that connects us—
humankind —
so no one in my time may yet forget
the power of a Love-infected mind

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