Sen. Cory Booker wrote a coronavirus poem



Cory Booker has written a poem about the coronavirus. “Some late night writing,” the senator from New Jersey tweeted Sunday, attaching the result. The time was 10:36 p.m., and Booker kept it relatively brief. The poem is 14 lines, arranged in seven non-rhyming couplets. Part Maya Angelou, part Albert Camus, it explores themes of isolation, solidarity and resilience. That it also acts as a throwback to his recent Democratic presidential bid shouldn’t come as a surprise: Booker has been quoting (and writing) poetry for years now, including on the campaign trail, where he cited girlfriend and actress Rosario Dawson as one of his biggest inspirations. Dawson returned the favor this week, sharing...

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