“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Long Haul Begins

Pandemic effects
lingering intractably
reframe normalcy.

Once contagion stays,
resilience frays at last.
The long haul begins.

Self-doubt will persist,
fostered by this epic plague's
ominous death toll.

What strength can be mined?
Will one's foundational truths
aid forward movement?

As firm counterweight,
honest doubt hovers throughout
existential angst.

How best to resist?
Premature surrender tempts
even the strong-willed.

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