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The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic stirred up a myriad of emotions as everyone faced the uncertainty of the virus. This series of poems reflects on those emotions, from the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 to the present.
"How it started" recalls the initial spread of the virus and the changes it inflicted. In "Bored," we explore the myriad of ways that life at home was experienced. "Fidget" refers to a more personal experience of coping with the anxiety of the pandemic using a fidget cube. A common experience expressed by many has been a lack of mental clarity and memory, which is detailed in "Lost years, lost mind." Finally, "Endemic(ish)" discusses the current state of searching for a new sense of normalcy.
pandemic, covid19, memories, recollections
Salcido, Gloria, "Pandemic Recollections (a poetry series)" (2023). HCOM 434: Creative Publishing and Critical Storytelling, Spring 2023. 10.