Samara O'Shea

Archive for March, 2020

Pandemic (Poem)

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Center down.

And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.

~ Lynn Ungar 3/11/20

Unrequited Love in the Time of Corona

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Looking for something to read during quarantine? My 3rd book, Loves Me…Not, went out of print a few years ago. Used copies have been available on Amazon but there’s been no Kindle version. Until now! I finally overcame chronic procrastination and used Amazon self-publishing. The digital book is back and available for immediate purchase and even more immediate delivery. No need to leave the house. Whether you choose to read or not to read, I am sending light and good vibes to you and your family during this strange time.