Four Poems

By Quinn Li

Six Feet

November 21st, 2020

Six feet distance
Reminds people:
How much you need
A simple hug

Six feet distance
Reminds people:
We are not nonobjects
We are a special object
——magnet
All the people you know
Either attract or repel
There is no simple six feet

Bookshelf in Zoom

November 21st, 2020

During the epidemic
Everyone meets in zoom
Many people’s background is a tall bookshelf
The thick books fill his background

I also want to have a background like that
then every word I say
Is powerful
then every word I say
seems to have references

Everything Will be all Right

Waterfall is rushing down
Light drizzle is falling
Fallen leaves are floating in the sky
The earth descends solemnly and quietly
I also lie down quietly
Like a leaf
All in all
Only gravity is left, naturally
Lie down
Everything is superfluous
Everything is quiet
So let it be
Everything will be all right
Relax, relax
Head relax, shoulders relax
Torso relax, limbs relax
Each toe
Is very very loose
Paralyze myself on the bed
Let everything be
Just hear what you say:
“Everything will be all right.”

Underground Garage

This city
Suddenly became an underground garage
Dark and damp, no wind
Everyone is expressionless
People are moving numbly like standing on roller skates in horror movies
Hanging their eyes over the masks alertly
Very afraid that someone may have a sudden sneeze
And become a criminal immediately
Only at mealtime
They take off the mask
Cram a hamburger
Hunger and taste remind us that we are still alive
Put on a mask immediately afterward
Move numbly again
Hurriedly, hurriedly
Fleeing in a hurry but unable to escape
This underground garage has no exit

Quinn Li, a poet, writer, environmentalist.  She is from China and resides in the US. She is a member of the Chinese Poetry Association in the US.  She published a bilingual poetry book named Floating Clouds 飛雲集 and an English memoir named Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates in Boston. She would love to bring you peace and healing through her simple but profound poems.

She also published several scientific papers including SCI(Science Citation Index) papers and reports in English and Chinese in the EU and China. 

When not busy typing away, she loves spending time with her family, playing guitar, and public speaking. 

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Margarita
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3 months ago

We are a special object
——magnet”
Quinn, beautiful! Words matter! Continue this poetry journey.

Quinn Li
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Quinn Li
1 month ago
Reply to  Margarita

Dear Margarita, great you like it, Words matter!
Thank you for your continuous supports:)

Alper
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Alper
3 months ago

I want to be thick book while keeping six feet distance. I love your descriptions.

Quinn Li
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Quinn Li
1 month ago
Reply to  Alper

Thank you for your comment, I hope you enjoyed it.

Germina Melius
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Germina Melius
3 months ago

I love this.

Quinn Li
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Quinn Li
3 months ago
Reply to  Germina Melius

Thank you!
Have a nice day!

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