A hand-drawn image of a little house.

“On Hurried Parting and Harried Passing” by Christina McRorie

Christina is an international studies major and economics minor, as well as the Poetry Editor for in medias res. This is a silly little poem about the folly of surmising time will be generous, but loving as if it will be, with reticence and austerity. This a pandemic memory of love, lost before it could ever be exhausted, and a call to take nothing for granted. Be soft. Love lots.

On Hurried Parting and Harried Passing

Incorrigible heart of stark and stone
Spur on by these hastened homes
Life is brief and we bitterly part
I hold you in softening heart

This piece is part of the in medias res March 2021 “Love” Issue. You can read the full issue under the tag “March 2021.”

Image by Jenna Roesch