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Let This Scourge Pass

Let This Scourge Pass

Marc Livanos

Dear Lord, my blessings over-flow.
Thank you for my large home,
especially in dealing with COVID-19.
(The roof is still leaking.)
Thank you for our freezer chest.
It is really dependable,
especially good for storing pizza.
(The condenser is on the fritz.)
Thank you for our health.
It is great to be asymptomatic,
especially Memaw who is still with us.
(She is at risk and needs help.)
Thank you for country music.
It is great to listen to at night,
especially the sentimental songs.
(Helps me cope with isolation.)
Thank you for lessons learned
in social distancing,
especially as I mean to do my best.
(Guidance would be nice.)

And now, I earnestly pray
with unshakable faith
for quick answers, or your intercession
to end this pandemic mess.

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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