Poet’s Corner

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New Skills
By Clark Myers

we wash groceries
and bags with disinfectant
the bottoms of shoes

and maintain six feet
distant in a kitchen
only five feet wide

we’ve learned to be
OK with endless screen time
kids love us the more —

tortillas from scratch
and coconut dal prepared
fresh this afternoon

while we learn to speak
through masks, while we learn to feel
with latex fingers

Clark Myers has had poems published in local and regional publications. He lives in Vineyard Haven with his wife and two children. 

The Poet’s Corner is seeking submissions of poetry by poets with a connection to Martha’s Vineyard. Please include a brief bio. Send submission to Poet’s Corner editor Laura Roosevelt at ldroosevelt@gmail.com.