30 Days Of Jaye – Day 16: Hope

This piece is in the work THOUGHTS IN A PANDEMIC. I was a Patient Care Tech during COVID-19’s initial onslaught in 2020. I had to write in hope. I had to write hope. -JBH

My shoes have

Hard soles

Inserts and memory foam.

The floors are concrete

And my feet and legs hurt

Without the comfort

Of the leopard print

Compression socks.

Body made hard and

Soft at the duty of

Being guardian of

The living, the quick and the dead.

Life is coming

In the rolling thunder

Wrapped in coalition

Of color down a hall.

Beautiful are the feet of those

Who bring the good news.

Life is coming.

Life is here.

Life is on the way.

-JBHarris, July 2020