All Returning

A poem from COVID’s worst months

Paul Greenberg

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Photo by Alex Perez on Unsplash

“O-oh sweet Canada, Canada, Canada,”

Sings the white-throated sparrow

From Manhattan’s southern tip.

All the bluster has gone out of the City’s roar.

Even a bird can out-sing it.

I board the empty Rockaway ferry.

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Paul Greenberg

New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish as well as The Climate Diet and Goodbye Phone, Hello World paulgreenberg.org