What’s Different in Our Apartment Now (Covid)

Because we are inside now not

an inside type friends who are my old friend

Sheila  changed her rooms each year or so

often redid her kitchen she liked the word rearrange

I who change my outfits every single day

different earrings each morning keep rooms the same

never redone our old apartment kitchen

but now because we are So Much Here

we ordered a keyboard even got the little bench

changed our coffee table new drapes made from old saris

I did not clean out closets because maybe

I’ll wear all these clothes one day did not give away many

books either Donations are Closed although I did

put some few maybes in a pile brought two bags

to the basement in case anybody was looking for

something to read went through them once more as I was

placing them on the laundry table found an Amos Oz

I wasn’t quite ready to give away.

 

 

 

 

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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