Thirty Four Days in Quarantine, by Leslie Damaso

Do you think the blue of distance 
Yearns for here, 
As much as we yearn for there?

Does it see a beauty here,
Equal to what we see over there?

When we move towards it,
Is it moving to us just the same?

When we weep as it turns to nothing, 
Does it cry as well?

What if we went to the water,
And drowned in its reflection?

Leslie Damaso is a music teacher, singer and an intentional observer of the stuff that makes us feel human. She composed this poem with the accompanying photo on April 15, 2020. For more of Leslie’s observations, follow her on Instagram @decibelleslie @mpstreetstyle and @lesliedamasomusic.