A sonnet for remote learning


Art by Diana Scheinman.

Many students are jumping onto Google Meets with baggy eyes and a piping hot cup of coffee. Remember to take care of yourself during this remote time.

Each morning, the sky seems a bit bleaker

And I recall the maskless days of school

I am talking to the coffee maker

Trying to forget these mandated rules


Are Google Meet sessions better than Zoom? 

Each of us remembers the March struggles

I daresay the classroom is my bedroom

My list is full of schoolwork to juggle


But not everything about this is bad

Even if paranoia starts to creep

Because there is some comfort to be had

That the sun shines while America sleeps


So pull out your laptops and open Chrome

Let’s make the best of this quarter at home