(Dis)Comfort by Rae Michelle

Photo by Bonnie Lawrence.  left panel artist Irena Kenny; right panel artist Kamila Zmrzla


Rae Michelle: I live in New York county and am a member of Straw Dog Writer’s Guild. I am a professor. I teach, conduct research and write at New York University. I am married and have an Aussie. I love to read and write. I have never published my poems.


When Covid-19 arrived,
discomfort emerged, uncertainty and death startling
the light dimming each day

As Covid-19 remained,
discomfort sustained, fear and grief gripping
darkness hangs in the night

As Covid-19 subsides,
discomfort rises to new heights, George Floyd’s murder
#BlackLivesMatter shines revolutionary light