Poetry Friday: A Skinny Poem for Health Practices

Thanks to Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme for hosting all the poetry goodness today.

Good luck, Matt, on the March Poetry Madness. It looks like a good group of people are submitting poems. Hopefully, many are turning to poetry during this crazy health time.

Last week, Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell both said now is the time for health poems. They can be found reading this a poem by Michelle H. Barnes for helpful people in troubling times HERE.

So today, I present my skinny poem about greeting people during this social distancing time.

Greet Me

Instead of hugs
a smile, a fistbump
a smile, a fistbump
a smile, a fistbump
instead of hugs

jone rush macculloch (draft, 2020)


There is still time for Student Poetry Postcards. I have about fifty postcards created by students. I want to sent them off to good homes for National Poetry Month. Please sign up below.

Thanks to 
Two Writing Teachers 
for providing space and March challenge
for writers. 
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10 Responses to Poetry Friday: A Skinny Poem for Health Practices

  1. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes says:

    I love that ending bit in the video too! So happy you captured it in a poem, Jone. 😀

  2. haitiruth says:

    Here in Haiti we kiss in greeting. We are all working hard to learn new habits. We apologize for it as we hold back from greeting “properly.” Thanks for your poem! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

  3. Carol Wilcox says:

    I wish I had had your poem this week. I always greet my students with a handshake or hug, or whatever feels ok with them. I think some of them really depend on it/need it. This week, we weren’t allowed to do that and it was really hard!

  4. kareneastlund4898 says:

    Thanks for your poem, Jone… and for the opportunity to receive a postcard. Sweet!

  5. Gail Aldous says:

    Jone, love the repetition, especially the positivity of the word smile! It made me smile. Great poem for children and adults!

  6. rosecappelli says:

    Great poem! The shape is perfect.

  7. Joy Bakken says:

    Social distancing…a real thing illustrate through poetic expression. Lovely slice!

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  9. We definitely need more smiles than anything else! Thanks, Jone!

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