I wanted to write a poem that paid ode to my first semester of college (which I spent at home), the start of my second semester of college (which I spent on ground), and my current stay at a hotel for isolation. My decisions reflected what I thought was the best choice in that moment yet the conclusion shows how there are so many factors out of my control that I still ended up with what I was trying to avoid for so long— both COVID and dissatisfaction.

The sonnet form fits well with the content of my message. The rima alternata quatrains structure plays well with my indecisive nature. The heroic couplet, which also serves as the volta, acts abrupt and unfinished. I know I will want to write another poem after the duration of my isolation to capture some of the emotions and change then. I hope you enjoy what I have written!