Work in the time of Coronavirus

Last week at this time

I was working frantically

Tense and focused

10+ hours a day

Pounding out words

Sounding out words

Copying and pasting and undoing and redoing

Barely taking time to wolf down lunch

Making sure my writing project wrapped up by the end of April

While teaching English classes and doing marketing work.

It didn’t matter, I said

I’m home all the time anyway

In this little square space on the 5th floor

What else am I gonna do anyway?

Now I’m opening myself up

To new avenues of possibility

Or to just be with myself in the moment.

I have books to read

My own words to write

Things to learn

My mind is an empty cup

Ready to absorb words, pictures, ideas

But filtering them through the lens of usefulness and positivity.