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Blindly It Slays Thee

Blindly It Slays Thee

Patrick Cochran

Concealed yet empowered
Blindly it slays thee
Calling you to plead
Snaking through the Labyrinth
Although you may still take a breath
What remains has changed
You before its own

Invisible yet potent
Blindly it slays thee
Calling you to accede
Winding down those narrow paths
Between the cells of heart and soul
Only death can set you free
Yours or its own

Veiled yet forceful
Blindly it slays thee
Calling you to concede
Twisting through the maze
Seeking targets unconvinced . . . exposed  
And those void of immunity
You are now its own

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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