by Colleen W.
To celebrate National Poetry Month, here’s a poem composed of recommended book titles that you should consume in your continually extending free time (a.k.a. quarantine). Enjoy!
Books to Keep You Company
The Ninth House of hundreds fell to
The Beckoning Shadow today.
The Crescent City is filled with only
Fountains of Silence.
Everyone is thinking
One of Us is Next so people
are Vanishing Deep in their homes.
Even The Best Laid Plans can’t always
stop a Kingdom of Back-wards things.
However, like in that strange play
a Conference of Birds,
A Phoenix First Must Burn.
The Gravity of Us… our fire,
our hope… The Fire Never Goes Out.
The Permanent Record of history
will describe this time as A Curse So Dark and Lonely,
but also as the time people chose to
Carry On, create The Beautiful
memories of things that truly matter,
and Find Light in Hidden Places.