The Poetry Shed

A Space for Writers
Ode

Brittany’s Ode to Quarantine

Here, 
among the constant inflow 
of information from 
Fox, 
CNN, 
WFSB, 
and the nervous chatter of my parents, 
only words 
spoken 
concerning you. 
 
Surrounded 
by where I came from,
the only place I have ever lived
before college began, 
I am thrown & locked 
into my home 
with all of the 
work and worries 
of a college life. 
 
Only you: 
brought me even
closer to my family 
but also further from my friends 
and a place that was 
just becoming my home,
to make me realize 
the love I have for my original home.