Patience: The Broken Key That Only Locks (a sonnet)
Post date: Apr 3, 2020 5:25:19 PM
By: Abby Walter, Staff Writer
Posted April 3rd, 2020
Patience: The Broken Key That Only Locks
Spent seven days on a six word memoir,
I never thought I would run out of words.
Quarantine locked them up in an armoire,
all former thoughts flew away with the birds.
“Patience is the key,” that’s what I’ve been told,
but I can’t just sit and wait out the storm.
I must weather it so I can take hold
and reshape the pliant thoughts that lost form.
Words are hard to find, harder to retain,
so I must prepare for the valiant quest.
I’ll take on this flood of pandemic rain,
I’m not a hero, but I’ll pass the test.
I’m a girl missing the thoughts in her head,
words, unlike viruses, need to be spread.