Through a brilliant poem by my friend Steve Denehan, I discovered this beautiful project out of Ireland called Pendemic. You can read Steve’s poem here. Then I discovered that another writer I know from Twitter, Will Schmit, also had a poem up at Pendemic, which you can read here. I told my friend Rudy about it, as I had read a recent and beautiful poem by him about the pandemic. You can read Rudy’s poem here. Then I decided to write something as well. You can read my poem here.
Pendemic is an inspiring project which is promoting art and expression and the bonds of shared experience, whether separated by a hallway (Rudy is just across the hall from me) or an ocean, which both feel the same now. I hope that many of you will write about your experiences during this time and share them.