COVID Creativity: Poem by Annie Murphy

COVID Creativity is a new Source arts feature highlighting the work of our creative readers as they respond to a time of global pandemic. All visual artists and creative writers are encouraged to share with us new works that have been created as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poetry and creative prose submissions are limited to 1,500 words and should include a brief bio of the writer.

Visual art submissions should include at least one high quality image or video and a very brief bio along with an artist’s statement that speaks to the inspiration of the work. The statement should include the title if there is one, the medium used and what the work means to you.

Please send submissions and questions to [email protected]

Image submitted by Annie Murphy


Annie Murphy

I stood at the shoreline
And wondered what it would be like
To breathe underwater

I stared into the moon
And wondered how it would be
To see me from there

I shuffled through newspapers
And wondered what it would mean
To die

I considered the clouds
And remembered what it feels like
To struggle for air

I prayed to my God
And wondered what it would mean
To be fearless

I turned on the stereo
And wondered if in Heaven
I would find rock n roll

I awakened at midnight
To roosters crowing and wondered
What time it was



Annie Murphy is a pseudonym of a fairly well-know St. Thomas resident.