A Day in the Life: Spring 2020

by Jennifer Ross

7:00 a.m.
Joyful bird chorus
Bright bursts of blooms busting out
This heartbreaking spring

12:00 noon
On my daily walk
Masked figures pass, no smiles
Silent, empty streets

7:00 p.m.
Neighbors go outside
Clap, bang on our sounding bowl
Thanking our heroes

Coda, Spring 2021

Slowly we emerge
Drinking in smiling faces
Shoots of hope in hearts

Jenny Ross is from Cape Town, South Africa and taught English in high school and college.  She lived in Jerusalem, then Ann Arbor, Michigan, but has happily called New York City home since 1989 and although she loves traveling, doesn’t plan to move again. She is excited to see Voices.