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Life in the Time of Corona

The Mask III

Jane Lies

Raised in Mobile, Jane Lies is a member of National League of American Pen Women and is published in Nobis and Poems of the Super Moon. Jane Lives in Pensacola with her husband, Bill, and her English Springer Spaniel, Dickens.


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.

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