Proper Usage During a Pandemic

This week
marked my first use
of panic-spiral as a verb
to describe us together
washing cans of black beans
packages of basmati rice
and birthday presents
as though they held 
land mines
ticking to explode our hearts
already full up
with quarantine anxiety 
but then a sudden rush
of sequestered desire
incited in me 
a gratitude-spiral so profound 
that I pray this kind of love 
goes viral