Slice of Life: “A World Trying to Deal”

Over at Ethical ELA, we’ve been inspired to use photographs captured during the time of COVID and compose a free verse poem. It’s been a silly day, so I’m veering a bit from the pictures that were making me sad; instead, I’m celebrating some of the fun that was born from a pandemic! (Embarrassing picture included)

I selected words from the caption under a photograph in this CNN article to compose my poem.

happy birthday
from car in 2020

this moment: small
indication of what

world would learn

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I’m participating in Two Writing Teachers’ Slice of Life weekly challenge.

5 thoughts on “Slice of Life: “A World Trying to Deal”

  1. Lainie Levin says:

    First of all, HOW. DID. I. NOT. KNOW. ABOUT. ETHICAL ELA? I’ve just put them into my Feedly blogroll. Thank you! I think stanza #2 is my favorite – there are so many directions its meaning can go…


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