Today is Better Than Yesterday (Corona Virus poem)

Maybe because there’s sun

maybe because Peter told me a good story about Shania Twain

I didn’t know she’s a Country Singer her husband

left her for her best friend then Shania

married the best friend’s husband they say they’re all

happier now maybe because

someone who knows says there will be prison reform

in New York state  and because every single night

more and more people clap for workers about time we clapped

for workers at 7 o’clock we stand on fire escapes

one neighbor sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow for our block

maybe because even though I forgot to do the free Sharon

Salzberg meditation yesterday afternoon I remembered

to listen to the New Sounds podcast and last night

better than the night before too because Scooter the host

of one of my favorite podcasts ever Sleep With Me he guarantees

his stories will put you over the edge into sleep they don’t always

but last night Scooter’s story they have no arc which is

a big advantage if you’re trying to sleep last night his story

worked and today there is sun and we will go to the park

and sit on a bench and read poems



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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