The day before.

Hmmm don’t ya know I just had to go to the store for

these sweet peas are sweeter than the day before

the day before

the day before was the rush of no more

the day before I had to unmask so I could smell these

sugggggaaaarrrrr sweet sweet peas

early for the season 

right on time during unreason 

sugggggaaaarrrrr sweet sweet peas

you give me climbers high

give me butterflies

you give me coloured eyes

sugggggaaaarrrrr sweet sweet peas

you make a sweet surprise

make my soul arise

you make colored lines

Hmmm don’t ya know I just had to go to the store for

these sweet peas are sweeter than the day before

the day before

the day before was the rush of no more

the day before I had to unmask so I could smell these

sugar sweet sweet peas so I could breathe

-Dionna, 2020

I wrote this poem because I was inspired by a fellow California arts educator, who described her first days during shelter-in-place (due to COVID19).

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