I don't know when I can see you

I don't know when the coronavirus will end


My special daughter

I wish I could give you answers

I know you need certainty

So, let me say, " that's a wait and see."



Held time more slowly than Fitbit. Big, bright, present,

it ticked down seconds

in quick breaths.


than you would have guessed,

like the butterfly

you thought was a leaf,

or your heart

after his stopped beating.



Edited by Venus Davis. Words by Bess Rodriguez Richard and Constance Reho.