Emily Wolfson

image courtesy of Lourdes M. Váldes; https://www.drvaldes.net

the pavement barren
our bodies stationary
“face covered before entering”

an impatient time
global parallel process
and fear of the unknown.

feelings reminiscent of
a frozen, desolate winter
or losing a home game.

hoping — for another time
of openness to difference
and extinction of polarities.

the legitimacy of “I don’t know’s”
and cryptocurrencies
increasing exponentially

the value of time
and embrace
in crowds full of people

the collective joy of recovery
remote
but not alone.

© 2021 Emily G. Wolfson. All Rights Reserved.

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although we are told nothing lasts forever
raindrops come in infinite proportions
sliding down our window sill
and if they are lucky,
showering the man mumbling to himself
that he had been heedless enough
to forget his umbrella,
and other things.
someone who should be reminded
they don’t need to plan ahead
that from the oceans creating waves
of calamities that seem as submerging
as the sky they evaporate into —
condensation occurs.
from unprecedented clouds,
and comes back down
as another form
that had never crossed our minds
when we were too busy
complaining about being wet.

so although we are told
that there is nothing that lasts forever
presume
there are some things,
like water,
and other things
that do.

© 2021 Emily G. Wolfson. All Rights Reserved.

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take us to our ancestor
The Sun —
and it’s burning,
we may not see its rays
but we can feel
gray areas of —
concrete,
and it scorches,
and the ants are dancing
their little dance
to the grains they call home
would you call this home?

there is more “fire”
more “heat”
than a surfing internet
it’s trickling down, crashing —
waves
a distraction,
they say it takes two to tango
but it takes more
to call this place a home.
would you call this home?

2020 Emily G. Wolfson. All Rights Reserved.

Photo: Luke Jones

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Emily Wolfson

Emily Wolfson

Don’t just be in the world, be of it. Social worker-to-be. Hobbyist writer & poet. Learner always.