Upon Waking in a Pandemic

if this be
the end of days
it is not just the world
that has become
it is me I find
most changed
I thought
I knew myself
oil burning furiously
upon the water
fist raised in defiance
challenging the
heartless gods
only to find myself
drifting rootless
in this dark sea
barely able to muster
the drive
to stand on raised toes
face tilted toward
the sun
inhale deeply

© 2020 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All Rights Reserved

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9 thoughts on “Upon Waking in a Pandemic

  1. Standing on toes,
    Mercurial balance
    Escapes you, fall
    This way. Mask
    Thrown away,
    My arms, able,
    Will catch you
    My fresh breath
    Sings a song true:
    Gratitude, gratitude
    Fall this way.

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