My Escape

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

How I escape the isolation of the pandemic.

I sit alone with my two cats

Day after day I have no one to talk with.

I see no friendly faces or hear friendly voices.


I will escape this solitude and silence forced on me

By this world-wide pandemic since I can

No longer even attend in-person meetings.


The pandemic is the reason for my imprisonment

So there is no place in the world

I canescape with most borders tightly closed.


I cannot just jump into a rocket ship and fly to the stars

I am too old to qualify as a civilian astronaut

And I certainly can’t afford to build my own.


What is left to end this forced isolation and solitude

That will help me to feel alive and vital

Once again until the pandemic ceases?


Ah, I think I know how to escape this silence and torture

As I escaped many times in the past

I will carefully select a book from my collection.


I will escape to worlds created by words 

That carry me to other times and places

And let me escape into someone else’s imagination.



Submitted: February 10, 2021

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88 fingers

Very good poem on how to cope with these trying times.
As you read your books, maybe your cats can sit near you for companionship.

Wed, February 10th, 2021 2:15am


Thank you again but the cats want my undivided attention so I sneak reading in while they sleep.

Wed, February 10th, 2021 1:02pm

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