“Dispatch from a Pandemic: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania” by Rosalind Kaplan

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Shelter with Me

 

I’ll share whatever I have with you

Being alone hurts the most

Give me your germs

I’ll give you my homemade hand sanitizer

what’s left of the toilet paper

the best book in my stash

my last kiss

 

–March 31, 2020

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Rosalind Kaplan is a writer and doctor in the Philadelphia area. She practices medicine part time and teaches Narrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.  She will complete her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Lesley University in June 2020. Previous publications include the full-length memoir The Patient in the White Coat, and numerous essays in literary and medical journals and anthologies including The Eastern Iowa Review, Amarillo Bay, Pulse Voices and Philadelphia Stories’ Prompted.