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Life in the Time of Corona

Writing Poetry

Charlotte Crane

Charlotte Crane is a former business editor and columnist for Pensacola News Journal and a former Northwest Florida correspondent for Florida Trend magazine. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in journalism from University of Wisconsin. Published works include poetry and short stories, a family memoir, a history of Pensacola Habitat for Humanity and a book of short fiction entitled The Tales of Aunt Maddy.

I write in the quiet of the twilight

Amid the tall trees of a summer day ending,

Alone but for the cat companion, licking paws.

I see the sunlight fading,

The blue-sky lights turning dark,

And I write,

For I am alone.

The birds empty their feeder,

Squirrels nestle on a high century oak,

A possum edges around the porch corner.

The golden moon emerges above,

Stars twinkle to tantalize,

And I write,

For I am alone.

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