Running in Shadows

Memoir, Poetry, Psychology, and Mental Health

Zoetry

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“Zoetry” is a collective poem-writing effort from the artists, poets, and writers who attend the “Zoem” online poetry reading, led by the inimitable Cortney Collins. Every Friday night since Covid-19 social distancing began, we gather over Zoom to read poetry, talk, support, and share a sacred artistic space. We choose a prompt for which participants write lines in the chat. What results are beautiful and unique works of collective poetry. A wonderful blessing resulting from horrible circumstances.

Peace be to you and enjoy our words,
The Zoem Poets (click here for a list of the contributing poets and their individual works)

Sociopathogen

Our first collection, written April 10, 2020.

We Thought the Future Would Be

“We thought the future would be kinder than the past.”
Collective poem from Zoem online Poetry Reading Group, April 17.

I was having a conversation with April

“I was having a conversation with April and it said, you’re gonna wish you’d gone back to bed.”
Collective poem from Zoem online Poetry Reading Group, April 24.

Something about May Day

“Something about May Day is every shade of green come alive.”
Collective poem from Zoem online Poetry Reading Group, May 1, 2020.

What does your protest sign say?

I can’t walk in your shoes, but I can put mine on and walk with you.
Collective poem from Zoem online Poetry Reading group, June 12.

On the morning of the Solstice

On the morning of the Solstice, the soul’s instance waned.
Collective poem from Zoem online Poetry Reading group, June 19.

The best/worst advice my mother gave me

Coming soon

Let me tell you about my guilty pleasure

Coming soon

Beauty Visits Me

Coming soon

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