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The Mask III

The Mask III

Jane Lies

My eyes sparkle with joy
at the sight
of an old friend
recognizing me.
Nothing has changed
except my choice of
A mask now
hides a portion
of my face.
My smile is gone,
I remain confident the
virus will pass,
and I can smile with you
and enjoy life again.
I am me and will always be me
creative, positive, hopeful,
in a world where fear resides.
When my disguise
is no longer needed
and the challenge is dismissed,
my soul will be stronger
more loving
and grateful for the new life.

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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