Springtide Comes in the Time of COVID–19

Michele Mekel

Spring rains fall on butter-hued daffodils
That no one pauses to admire.

Warming breezes ruffle bud-laden limbs,
But no one bears witness.

The damp air is heady with vernal petrichor,
Yet our masks filter this redolence, too.

First published on The Penn State Libraries Short Edition (2020).  


Topic(s):Isolation Masks Nature Quarantine Spring

About the Author

Michele Mekel,  Centre County

“Living in Happy Valley, Michele Mekel wears many hats of her choosing: writer and editor; educator and bioethicist; poetess and creatrix; cat herder and chief can opener; and, above all, human. Her work has appeared in various academic and creative “
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