A Time Like This
I never want to forget those twenty-six hours you last came home- The soft knock on my bedroom door at five in the morning, jumping on my bed sprawled across the foot telling stories of Baghdad and beyond, as I sipped coffee. The clock stood still. Social-distancing, be damned- you’re my sugar-bear, my youngest. Even at thirty-two, these hugs can’t wait another three months until I see you again- I’ll always take my chances with you as we climb into the rental Mustang revving the engine, ready for a spin.
Pat won second place and a prize of $200, and graciously donated $100 back to the foundation. She is featured in our first official book publication, In the Quarantined Room: Reflections on the COVID-19 Experience in Indian River County, FL 2020. To find out more about the book and to purchase a copy, click here.