Cleaning and Irony

April 19

Graph paper
Candy from Easter 2019
Eight small Mason jars
Dozens of makeup samples
Four cans of sweetened condensed milk

As I clean random parts of my home
I find treasures long-forgotten.


April 20

The hardest part, I’m learning
Is not being able to show up
For the people I love
Not being able to fly across the country
And help my sister move
Or help my friend bandage a breaking home
Or even drive across town
And take flowers to a grieving friend

The hardest part is knowing
My distance keeps us all safe:
The most painful of ironies

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