Levity in the face of COVID

It's been said that humor is the best medicine. But while humor won't prevent or cure COVID-19, it is a way to cope, and that's just what Pennsbury Township's Jenny Fenton is trying to do.

Fenton has begun a project calling on people to write a poem about what it's like to wear a COVID mask. "It's a little levity in serious times," Fenton said.

Fenton is asking people to write a poem and place it in a box she put along the walkway leading up to the U.S. Post Office in Chadds Ford Township. She'll open the box on Oct. 1, and the poems will be read and judged. The winning entry will be posted inside the Post Office. If there are only a few entries, all will be displayed in the Post Office. [Editor's note: Chadds Ford Live will also publish the winning poem.]

She did not divulge the judge's identity, nor does she know how the entries will be judged, but, she stressed, it's a way to have some fun in a stressful situation.

"I'm distressed. I'm weary of wearing a mask. It's affected my life. There's no hugging," she said. "Who else is experiencing craziness? I just want people to have some fun with this."



About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.



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