Social Isolation: Day 40

A gentle steady rain today
turns green a richer green,
coaxes leaves to leaf out, finally,
and one creamy pink magnolia.
Friends text with tips on good books
and offers of old puzzles.
Little gifts in bytes of language
come well in such a needy time.
A perfect day to watch the Globe
stream pubescent love for free.
We know how this one ends and yet
are spellbound by seduction
in a sonnet for two teenage voices
rich with possibility across the miles and years.
S. Robbins, April 26, 2020

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