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What to Do

What to Do

Charlotte Crane

What do you do when
you can’t do anything
except sit around the house
‘cause it’s dangerous out there?
I found a fallen magnolia blossom this morning
on the squirrels’ lunch table out back,
and brought it inside…
and it’s given the kitchen a lovely smell.
(My success of the day!)
I played a game of solitaire
on the dining room table:
(I lost).
I called my relative
who’s having a birthday today,
(She wasn’t home.)
I fed a pack of cats with
nowhere else to go;
(We meowed.)
and I wrote some checks
to mail when I dare slip
them in the PO slot
(when I get the face mask I ordered.)
Might as well read the book
the library just renewed, by phone.
(It was already overdue.)
Me too.

Life in the Time of Corona

Within weeks after March 11, 2020 World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, West Florida Literary Federation offered its writers a catharsis. By April, regional writers were submitting words and images to preserve this time in history. The ongoing project began with Phase I, a special edition of The Legend published in May. It featured more than thirty juried submissions. Life in the Time of Corona continues with Phase II, updated as submissions are accepted. Here are the voices of health care workers, poets, essayists, historians, and the images of artists and photographers, documenting this time in Northwest Florida's history. The ongoing project ends with the advent of a vaccine or declaration by the World Health Organization.

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