We Are Side by Side (COVID)

Black Lives Matter and Trump 2020

we live on a long road side by side and now

we eye each other with suspicion

I even asked the babysitter

who she’ll vote for

woman in the post office still undecided

I  didn’t want to seem  judgmental

she told me about how much she doesn’t know

and I who don’t know much myself about

thousands of things names of birds

facts of life I’ve never learned the facts of life

know how randomly decisions are made

we have to do a better job

learning to talk to one another

even 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.

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