Today is as Beautiful as if There was No Covid (Covid poems)

Early sun at 5 today light I’ve never

seen  already astounding and we

will leave this city to go upstate leaving our

5 pm happy hour Quarantini Negronis

our across the hall neighbors who bring

drawings and bottles of wine  leaving this eery unpredictable

excitement being somewhere in the middle of big and serious

change a change  we can’t predict frightening and

wonderful because of demonstrations and awareness

need and desire to understand history as a way for change to happen

and we are going to the country where life is always different

from this one  peonies near the house

a yellow porch where it is possible to watch life

from a different angle. We can

drink Negronis on that porch.

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. Love that line “life from a different angle” and so appreciate your guarded optimism that ” a change we can’t predict frightening and/wonderful because of demonstrations and awareness/need and desire to understand history as a way for change to happen.” Wishing you sun and peonies and some respite from the intensity of NYC living and continue sparks of wisdom you send out daily. Love, Jane

  2. Beautiful Esther!

    Glad you are going to such a beautiful place. It’s lovely here, but miss NYC.

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