To kick off ‘The #tpomarquarantinepoetry Series’, an Instagram suite of poems, I shared ‘Snowflakes’ – written from the prompt ‘collective grief’. The Coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated anxiety and stress for many. It has also left us feeling a deep sense of sorrow, due to the postponement of our former lives. Concerts, travel plans, celebrations, etc….

The #tpomarquarantinepoetry Series

I was driven to poetry from a very early age as a way of sorting through my emotions and lived experiences. It became therapy to be: Being able to reduce all these crippling feelings to small chunks of text – almost soundbites at times – so that things I had no control over could be…