Worth Repeating

I wrote this poem back when we were just getting used to the ideas of quarantine and social distancing. Wearing a mask was a new thing for me. Yes, an adjustment, but a simple act to protect both myself and others. A symbol of love and respect.

I shared this back in April, but it seems like an appropriate time to revisit. I also changed the last line. ❤

Masks

One mask
Worn in
An attempt to
Hide insecurities
Creating a
Covering over
Anxious emotions
Though not physical,
A protective shield
When worn
Only for
A short time-
Another mask
Worn in
An attempt to
Fight sickness
Creating a
Material barrier
Between one person
And the next
Necessary
Yet, separating
Separating
Yet, protecting
Each mask
Tangible or ethereal
Serving to preserve
A way of life
An inward plea-
Guard your heart
An outward plea-
Protect your health
Lifesaving
Petitions that
Must never
Be ignored
Both masks
Providing an
Opportunity to see
Others in a new light
Both masks
Providing a
Reminder~
We desperately need each other ❤

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