My Selection

Keep Your Distance

Word Sonnets for Corona Times[1]

Ambivalent

In

this

crisis,

the

internet

has

become

my

best

friend

and

my

worst

enemy.

Paradox

Getting

too

close

is

now

a

crime.

Keeping

your

distance

shows

that

you

care.

Isolation

Some

succumb

to

overeating

some

escape

by

exercising

and

some

simply

deny

it’s

happening.

Time Table

The

days

flow

into

one

another.

Our

plans

evaporate.

Time

streams

seamlessly

into

uncertainty.

by

Ricky Rapaport Friesem[1]


[1] Ricky Rapaport Friesem won First Place in the 2017 Reuben Rose Memorial International Poetry Competition and was named International Senior Poet Laureate by the Amy Kitchener Foundation of America. Ricky lives in Israel. She taught me Latin at the back of the class in Harbord Collegiate. We read The Rape of Lucretius. Together.


Kipod Press 2020

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