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Writers’ Weir: Meeting In Plague Times

A poem by Margo Waring.

Don’t get me wrong,

I’m OK with tech.

But so tired of Zoom.

The little face gallery

like fake passport photos

for fleeing felons.

An occasional fuzzy face

lurches forward. Unmuted voices

talk over each other. Children cry

and washing machine grumbles.

Dogs bark.

I want to reach through

the screen, grab a hand,

touch.

— Margo Waring

• The Capital City Weekly, which runs in the Juneau Empire’s Thursday editions, accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for Writers’ Weir. To submit a piece for consideration, email us at editor@juneauempire.com.

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