A COVID-19 Funeral

What is a list poem? This poetry style is a collection of people, places, things, ideas, or even words strung together somewhere within a poem to form a list. It is not necessary for the list to rhythm, but the words used should be memorable. I find the freedom when creating a list poem fascinating. The wordplay can be wild and free similar to Indiana weather in the early spring. Therefore, in March, I plan to write a series of list poems. I will title this one A COVID-19 Funeral.

A COVID-19 Funeral

Make sure you call before you go

Dress in black from head to toe

Wash your hands hygiene you can’t ignore

Then grab a mask from the hook by the door

Make a sign to hang on your breast

Even in grief six feet is always the best

Pick up a sad sister who didn’t want to go alone

Locate your handkerchief for when you cry and moan.

Climb out of the car and try to stay away

Those who want to hug like it was still yesterday

Stand in line to offer comfort to the family

Death in any form is an unexpected tragedy.

Decide if you want to stay for the service.

Feel guilt if you leave because you’ve done a disservice.

Remember at a burial there is so much resistance

To maintaining an adequate social distance

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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