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Old School Dream

Old School Dream

Claire Massey

COVID-19 rages like a tyrannical
stepfather who buzz cuts his hair,
embraces wrath of God doctrine,
grounds you for the slightest infraction,
an unchaperoned date, wine on your breath,
a seconds late curfew violation.

Last night I dreamed
I was retro living
in the Age of Aquarius.
In the garden of our college commons,
my boyfriend kissed me
with unconstrained passion
while gently stoned friends smiled
at him in his surplus bell bottoms,
at me with my waterfall hair,
so abundant.

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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