Beneath a Blanket

beneath a blanket of separateness we remember what is learned through connectivity in spite of distance, masks, and gloves This poem was inspired by a poem by the Japanese reclusive poet, Saigyo. Top photo by Josue Ladoo Pelegrin coutesey of Unsplash. Bottom photo of Italian musicians singing from their balcony during lockdown in


The familiar is so easy to take for granted even with cell phones distance still creates physical separation My beloved returned last night after only four days away our first embrace wove together 100 hours of threadbare presence into 1000 thread-count intimacy   Photo by Anastasia Skylar courtesy of Unsplash