Storybook Pandemic


(Because we’ve all been charged to do ordinary things in these extraordinary times)

On a quest to score

Tylenol and more

Fear the unmasked ones


Kit bag, credit card

Journeywoman’s boots laced hard

Sword strapped ‘cross my back


No fierce dragon roared

Chalice granted, sheathed my sword

Walgreens granted boon


I would, duty meet

Kneel , and lay them on her feet

Alas! Quarantine


Masked ones guard her door

Cell phone requests: this, not more

Hoard by proxy, served


(Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!)

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2020)

7 thoughts on “Storybook Pandemic

  1. All this could be avoided…

    Seriously, no quest, no masks, no hassle. Just go to Casey’s at 3:00 a.m. when Marjorie is on duty and has the MUSAK system cranked up to 14 blasting DEATH GROWL. No one will be around – least of all Marjorie.

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