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Poetry in a Pandemic: We got this

You stay 6 feet from me. I’ll stay 6 feet from you.

You wear latex gloves for me, I’ll wear latex gloves for you.

You wash your hands 20 seconds for me, I’ll wash my hands 20 seconds for you.

You wear a mask for me, I wear 2 masks for you.

You say a prayer for me, I’ll say a prayer for you.


Michelle Allen is a community activist living in New London. Last fall, she coordinated a Quarantine-15 collection drive and distributed nonperishable food, disposable gloves and masks by appointment to area residents in need.

Poetry in a Pandemic offers local readers a chance to share their poetry written during or related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To contribute, email


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