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.

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Sonnet #001

By Kyle R. Conway on 2020-03-22 Sunday in GNU Emacs

When stuck in time between a tunnel’s light
and each escape obscured by mortal dread
from whence shall solace torch a flame so bright
alleviating anxiousness in head?

Must nothing happen as all sit and watch
such silent and invisible true foes
encroach so quietly and cut each notch
by stealing life breath underneath each nose

Uncertainty―uncertain though it seems―
may be a sort of blessing so disguised
to see beyond collective, fevered dreams
and poems composed in fear soliloquized.
By writing I will quell my anxious mind:
immortalized anxiety enshrined!