Life in the Time of Corona
Alice Oberhausen has been a restaurant manager and caterer, a contracting officer at NAS Pensacola, retiring in 2011, and maintains a consulting business mentoring small businesses. She is an artist whose work has been exhibited at Pensacola Museum of Art and Artel Gallery, and has begun to write poetry.
There is a new flower I see in my garden
I did not plant it but it is there spreading its tendrils
Among the others, silently tightening its grip
It chokes the aroma of my flowers from the air
It erases the taste of life from my heart.
This small new orb dominates and controls,
Handmaiden of Odin.
Yet I shall prevail in destroying the invader
That seeks to be a new boarder in my world,
Confident that it shall not create a new order.
The fight is on, a victory to be won
Although alone, I raise my hoe and strike the foe.
Lifting my voice to the Son who reigns over the enemy
I put an end to the tendency to doubt that life will prevail.