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Lori Zavada

During the pandemic,
A dam broke and hearts stood still,

Funerals were halted,
Hugging was halted,
Celebrations were halted,
Gigs were halted,
Jobs were halted,

Life was a rusty gear,
That’s when you died,
Just went to sleep and didn’t wake up,

Your dear friend wrote a tribute,
We penned the virtual petition,
Maybe a monument will keep you alive,
You sang a river,
And we are forever changed,
Eight feet this side of you,

Crouched in our nooks behind masks,
We are distracted by life and death,
Pandemic or not we know we won’t be spared,

But if we listen we can follow the melody.

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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