Monday, April 13, 2020

We Are In This Together

We Are In This Together

When, in the human history of the
Earth, have

All the people --
Regardless of continent or nation -- shared the same
Experience? No one is

Immune from the daily
News of infection and death.

Turn on the media and you'll
Hear "furlough," "recession," "economy."
Incredible to see crops of tulips and onions
Sitting in fields, rotting.

Turn off the media and head
Outside. Nature will fill you with
Gratitude. Our
Earth -- spinning out days, circling out seasons --
Tells us change is inevitable,
Have hope, share wisdom, take care of
Each life.
Remember: we are in this together.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020


  1. "Turn off the media and head outside!" I'm so grateful for spring and the beautiful weather we are having. it's hard to complain. I love the way you used an acrostic to get this message across.

  2. Change is inevitable; hope is indispensable. This is lovely - I should start doing acrostics again - I do love them, when they don't drive me nuts!