In this collection of poems, I explore topics of love, loss, connection, social injustice, and family ties.

During the pandemic, there was a sense of loss within small communities, yet there was also hope. As a result of long periods of isolation, people found themselves thinking about their friends and family members and there was an increase in compassion and concern for others. Mental health concerns grew in number and severity, as did problems with substance use. Like never before, people began to yearn for the warmth of human contact.

These poems try to capture the complexity of the human condition by recognizing that major events compel us to re-examine ourselves and our place in society.