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Sonnet #011

By Kyle R. Conway on 2020-04-15 in GNU Emacs

Note: This was written with the purpose of being less detectable as a structured poem if the line breaks are removed. I’ve placed that version immediately above the formatted sonnet.

(Secret) Sonnet #011

In quarantine I have been writing thoughts down in my org-mode notebook to preserve the things I’m thinking as the world’s distraught with stay-at-home’s and flattening the curve. I realize I have been trying to hide the simple joys of language from myself with self-imposed busyness I tried ignoring simple keys to mental health.

So once again I’m writing like I did before I found myself sheltering in place and now I’m so embarrassed that I hid the writing I should otherwise showcase. At any rate, I thought I’d write and share this secret sonnet of which you’re now aware.

Sonnet #011

In quarantine I have been writing thoughts
down in my org-mode notebook to preserve
the things I’m thinking as the world’s distraught
with stay-at-home’s and flattening the curve.

I realize I have been trying to hide
the simple joys of language from myself
with self-imposed busyness I tried
ignoring simple keys to mental health.

So once again I’m writing like I did
before I found myself sheltering in place
and now I’m so embarrassed that I hid
the writing I should otherwise showcase
At any rate, I thought I’d write and share
This secret sonnet of which you’re now aware.