Here (COVID)

We’re in  a bubble right here

miraculous paradise, undiscovered funky ramshackle

county the kind of place I love, maybe because of the funny

factory town where I was raised – I loved it there, too irregular

unsuburban cement streets with people

all different from one another not a doctor lawyer town

I especially loved the walk through the small

town to the Anna Sewell ( Black Beauty author) library where

the librarian Julia C. offered infinite suggestions twice every week

for many years.  Here too a wonderful library

library in downtown Cairo maybe 10 miles away.  No sidewalks

in our small village,  just roads and roads and creeks and

secret waterfalls and we walk up the road every single day

on a small hill called Smith Lane maybe it’s

a Native American healing hill we wear masks when we

go to town but most of the time we are unmasked

sitting outside looking up.


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.

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