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‘We Used To’ – A Poem by Carol Good

Written by Carol Good

The following poem was written by Palgrave’s Carol Good, author of Alive & 65

We used to answer the door with curiosity
not concern

We used to strike up conversations
while waiting in line

We used to not think twice as we left home
unmasked unasked about being vaxxed

And now we don’t

We used to embrace hellos and farewells
not only wave

We used over-pack our now dust-covered bags
for the next trip

We used to gather to watch, cheer, applaud
weep together

And now we hesitate

About the author

Carol Good

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