Five More Days (COVID)

We every single one of us  holding

our breath calling strangers to say they have to vote

and then, try to do Something Else.

Yesterday I stood in line at CVS

on 77th and Broadway, second day in a row,

talked to Mohammad who works there we know one another

because  I am a CVS regular especially

half price nuts,  mixed with salt or fancy cashews

or pistachio and almond mix.

Mohammad gave me my flu shot this week.

Yesterday  he said you won’t believe

how many people are picking up Xanax now.

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 Comment

  1. Not good, incredibly addictive,
    You can’t take a pill to make your feelings go away although Xanax tells you you can
    Be careful
    Your feelings will come back
    and so will an insidious addiction

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