Notes From My Window During COVID-19
by Lorraine Currelley
My work looks at my life since COVID-19 and how I navigate vulnerability, frustration, anger, real moments of fear, anxiety, and news of increasing infections and deaths. My present life measured by armoring up for strategically planned trips for survival supplies.
I learn of the death of George Floyd and immediately I start to grieve his murder and those before him. His last words I can't breathe haunting my hours. I sit with my ancestors and listen to their words. They tell me I must write to breathe for George Floyd, those before me and myself.
Lorraine Currelley is a poet, writer, Pearls of Wisdom Storyteller, and State of New York Bronx Beat Poet Laureate 2020-2022 awarded by the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. She's widely anthologized and the recipient of numerous awards. She's the executive directors for Poets Network & Exchange, Inc., and the Bronx Book Fair. She has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Specialization in Thanatology (grief and bereavement). She resides in New York City.