Covid or Not, I Can Never Find My Phone

Wish I could blame every single thing

on This President or This Pandemic

but even before This President, This Pandemic,

even before I became an official Old Jew

even before there was a Good Reason

for this to happen, most days I put my phone down

somewhere let’s say The Kitchen Table and I spend

a while trying to remember where it is and then

I use the Find My Phone device, annoyed that once again

for no good reason I can’t find my phone until

I actually do and there it is where I left it

let’s say on the Kitchen Table and for a while everything

is more or less OK.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. Esther, You’ve perfectly described my life with my phone. It was so much simpler in my youth when the phone, usually only one, was wired to the wall. Gave me a welcome And rueful laugh today in these fraught times.

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