Caroliena Cabada – Untitled – Pandemic


by Caroliena Cabada


time and the to-do list. Trim fingernails and
dismantle capitalism. 
What’s wrong with taking
this as the break we all deserve? Fingerprints
on non-touchscreen glass; pretend it’s smooth
and skin-like. Cover mouth with washed hands,
whisper a wish on the first star out the window.
Even the ones blinking warnings to low-flying
planes. Tomorrow, the list might just be
Exist, exist, exist.


Caroliena Cabada is a writer and MFA student based in Ames, Iowa. When she’s not writing, studying, or teaching, she’s baking pies and posting about them on Instagram and Twitter @cecaroliena.