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COVID Creativity: Poems by Pasquale Trozzolo

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 visourceart@gmail.com.


Two Poems

Pasquale Trozzolo



I haven’t been this nice to people since — ever.
Admittedly I’m mostly calling, texting, facebooking, emailing
People I like, Mostly.
And facebook, come on
Do I really “like” it or
Just being nice
If this virus doesn’t kill me
It’s going to ruin my



Yes that’s me
And I’m not alone.
We’re everywhere.
Facebook, insta, the tube and twit                                                                                 Everywhere.
Teaching, singing, dancing, painting
Brave cope-outs
That’s who we are
If you haven’t tried it
Well, you should.
Just share hope
Any way you can
Even bad poetry.
Go ahead. Cope out!
You’ll feel better.


Pasquale Trozzolo is an entrepreneur and founder of Trozzolo Communications Group, one of the leading advertising and public relations firms in the Midwest. In addition to building his business he also spent time as a racecar driver, grad school professor and magazine publisher. Now with too much time on his hands, he continues to complicate his life by living out as many retirement clichés as possible – including keeping up with happenings of the Virgin Islands and planning his escape.

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