Waking up and orienting myself to day, month, year
As I have done every day since the start of this withdrawal
From life as we knew it.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020; cool and cloudy
Wednesday, March 11 was also cool and cloudy.
Entering spring; now entering winter.
Nine months since that last in-person writing class
Not realizing that the temporary cancelling of the Senior Center classes
Would morph into an online writing community.
Nine months, the length of a pregnancy leading to a birth
An uncharted territory with adjustments.
Our Pandemic Pregnancy is in a time of greater social change.
An election with an obvious winner; bringing hope
Contested at every turn by the Party of Trump.
Yearning for a brighter future; but watching it at a distance.
The birth process of a government under Biden and Harris is stuck,
But each announcement of an appointment or a plan
Brings hope for leadership that is fair, equitable and caring.
Covid-19 Pandemic and Trump Administration go hand in hand.
Both dragging us down.
We want better, we want this chaos to end.
So, today, December 9, 2020
Our writing family will meet on zoom
Sharing our faces, our voices, our hopes.
This governmental chaos must end.
So that Biden-Harris can begin.
But despite that, our writing will always continue.
Gloria retired after a 49 years career as a speech-language pathologist in both education and health care settings. She is finding her writing voice and a writing community in AACC classes.
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