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Life in the Time of Corona

Let This Scourge Pass

Marc Livanos

Marc Livanos is retired and lives in Milton, FL. His poetry appears in Sheepshead Review, Straylight Magazine, The Merrimack Review, Glass Mountain – Shards, POEM, Floyd County Moonshine, Old Red Kimono, Ship of Fools, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Penmen Review, Wordeater, Artifact Noveau, KCCC E-Journal and Blackwater Literary Journal.

Dear Lord, my blessings over-flow.

Thank you for my large home,

especially in dealing with COVID-19.

(The roof is still leaking.)


Thank you for our freezer chest.

It is really dependable,

especially good for storing pizza.

(The condenser is on the fritz.)


Thank you for our health.

It is great to be asymptomatic,

especially Memaw who is still with us.

(She is at risk and needs help.)


Thank you for country music.

It is great to listen to at night,

especially the sentimental songs.

(Helps me cope with isolation.)


Thank you for lessons learned

in social distancing,

especially as I mean to do my best.

(Guidance would be nice.)

And now, I earnestly pray

with unshakable faith

for quick answers, or your intercession

to end this pandemic mess.

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