"I’m FaceTiming with my nudist when I hear tires peel out of the driveway. A few days later, my mother disappears".
"... if some insight survives out of my work as a poet or writer from this time, it will not come because I took meticulous notes about the data stream coming out of the pandemic."
"The Spartanburg County Public Library website has online resources that are available for children and their families 24/7."
"This pandemic has revealed for all to see that we have many unsung heroes that are absolutely essential, such as health, grocery and farmworkers, and many of them are women and people of color."
"That's when I realized that the 'Machine' had stopped for real this time."
"Being cooped up inside a house for a few weeks, with another possible month or two on the horizon, doesn’t faze me that much. I’ve been writing pretty seriously going on four decades. I’m all about being cooped up, like a—oh, I don’t know—let’s say blackbird."