Here amidst the doom and gloom
Is a modern miracle that we call Zoom.
Due to technophobia and age
When it comes to Zoom, I am no sage.
I let others take control,
Participation is my only role.
It has become quite the treat,
Finally having a chance to meet
With friends and family and colleagues, too;
Some relationships feel brand new.
I‘ve heard some lectures, seen comedy shows,
And I can mute myself so nobody knows.
I’ve gone to temple, seen films and talks;
Sometimes I Zoom when I’m out on my walks.
If anything good comes from the abyss
It’s getting to see the people I miss.
So let’s thank Eric Yuan, who in 2011
Invented Zoom, like a gift from Heaven.
— Ann Green
Ann Green is a freelance writer, editor, PR consultant and tutor.