“Sunrise During the Pandemic” by Sarah Ritter

Sarah Ritter is a Straw Dog Writers Guild member from Connecticut. In 2019, she published her first poetry collection: “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey.” Her poems have been published in several anthologies published by The National Beat Poetry Foundation and Local Gems Press.

“Sunrise During the Pandemic”

Though the fog of my dreams

Was beginning to clear

I did not dare stir

For I did not want to admit to the morning

That I was in fact awake

Just so I could hold on to this moment

A little longer

Cocooned by a fluffy cloud of warm blankets

Pulled up to my eyes

I peered over the edge

Just enough for my eyes to decipher the time

From the shades of color outside the window

And though I knew

I had a full day ahead of me

For now, I was content to lie here

Pretending that time did not exist

Beyond this moment

Pretending there was no such thing

As Covid-19

Mandatory masks

Social Distancing

For now, I wanted to lie here

With my husband by my side

My dogs curled around my legs

And exist only in this magical bubble

Where the night had slipped away

But the morning has not yet risen

And the world is perfect