Love in the Time of Pandemic
by Maralee Gerke

There must be tenderness in
love during a pandemic.
Instead of large gestures
there must be a gentleness,

Tenuous strands hold the center
of our isolation
we must cling to one another
against the onslaught.

Together we nurture
what is good between us,
share memories and
talk of what is to come.

Love in the time of pandemic
is what keeps us moving forward
gives life to the empty days
and gives us strength.

With Love we will prevail.


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