A poet appreciates the opportunities of quarantine.

Poem by Beth Totten. Photo by Sue Smith Romero

It is cozy, here at home, A balm for the soul Nourishing creativity Stoking home’s hearth Eating fresh fruits Healthy vegetables Grown in earth’s dirt Renewing relationships With family and God Lending an ear, a smile A wave to a passing neighbor It is necessary, to be here at home A cure for a disease Passed by contact So we will stay cozy Sheltered at home Feeding our curiosity Creating music and art Just cozy For a little while.

Beth Totten has been writing since she could hold a pencil in her hand. She hopes that her poetry speaks to others. Beth coordinates a writing group at the Canastota Public Library.


Join other curious Central New Yorkers

You'll get 1 email a month about our new stories.

© 2020 by Green Pencil Magazine.