distance learning


distance learning

the word distance
has its roots in discord
and disagreement
another way of
saying something has
come between us
we stand apart

before we masked
and measured ourselves
the strife simmered
under our skins
we want to blame
the virus but our
disease runs deeper

long ago we learned
to live at extremes
makes it easier to be
right even righteous
why give even an inch
to let them too close
is to risk infection

I learned a folk
song as a kid that
wondered where the
flowers had gone
a light apocalyptic
melody that carried
the question when
will they ever learn
when will we



  1. Love this! And the nudge to ponder the word distance and what it says, sometimes without words, within my heart and mind.

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