I work at a community hospital
and the constantly changing data on the pandemic --
the guidance, processes, training and decisions --
has been overwhelming at times.
I see the worry in people’s eyes
and feel the goodness in their hearts
as we walk through the halls together.
I also am raising teenage boys
who can no longer go to school
and are struggling
to find a new rhythm
while they navigate remote learning,
socializing, and caring for themselves
while my husband and I are gone
to work all day.