. Covid on a Clear Day One day I window watched for things to write; the next day I was lost, and underneath the spell of fever, hot, with skin stretched tight, I slept curled up with clenched and grinding teeth. Then came the dreams of elevator shafts that moved from side to side, not up and down, and misplaced babies, loosed on Huck Finn rafts. The nightmares drenched me, but, before I drowned, when those two weeks had passed, I stood and walked back to my window, weak, with blurry mind to peek outside and find myself quite shocked that all the world was managing just fine. My neighbors’ lawns and lives seemed much the same as last I sat behind this window frame. . . Laurie Holding lives in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Several of her poems have placed or won in the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, Writer’s Digest Annual Poetry Contest, Goodreads Poetry Forum, and Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition. She is planning on a 2023 chapbook release, Sonnets and Their Shadows.