Ramon Soup

by Maple Tree   May 6, 2020

Floating thoughts tangle
like webbed emotions
within my Ramon soup
as I prepare for a night
of random chaos and whispers.

The smell of disinfectant
can't mask my inner sadness
from consuming every inch
of me, and I think to myself-

have I done enough to keep them safe?

Questions circle around decayed eyes
as if one step closer is like death approaching,
I've never felt so helpless; until now.


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  • 5 months ago

    by Rania Moallem

    The scene is very honest and sad. I can really feel you. I love how poetically you mixed emotions into the actual chore you're doing. I am always into personal input in poems. It really gives this poem authenticity.

    aside from that.. Andrea you might be one of the few dedicated people I've met in my life who do all that you do You are more than enough.

  • 5 months ago

    by Brenda

    Hold tight dear friend- I know you are giving it your all....I hope you are getting lots of rest in the middle of this madness. Hugs my friend-

  • 5 months ago

    by Violet Raven

    It is always tough to go through the feelings that you are never good enough. Stuff like that plays out in your mind like what can I do better, am i good enough? Etc. I like the reality you painted here as you also dressed up the meaning in metaphors a bit. You really showed the reader what was on your mind.

    This reads a lot like a shelter or a nursing home because there can be a lot of chaos in those type of places. The feelings of sadness are well warranted in the times of the virus. You never know what will happen each night and that makes you worried and anxious and you painted those feelings well here.

    • 5 months ago

      by Maple Tree

      Thank you everyone <3 Yes Violet, I work for a homeless shelter here in New York :-)

  • 5 months ago

    by Star

    I got chills reading this. I cant imagine how hard it is now for you, but you I’m sure you’ve done enough<3
    Sending hugs to you!!

  • 5 months ago

    by cassie hughes

    This poem really hit a nerve with me. So painful and emotive. It expresses my own feelings as a nurse at this time. Thank you for putting it into words.

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