Wednesday, April 1, 2020

When Things Get Back to Normal


When things get back to normal
we will go for coffee, eat at a restaurant, see a movie
when things get back to normal
we’ll take a road trip, walk the seashore, hike a trail when things

get back to normal
we will go to Paris, Venice, or perhaps Mexico
swim with the dolphins and paddle with the whales when things

get back to normal         
we will be different, better, wiser
we will move on, let go, and start anew
we will forget when things

get back to normal

the isolation, the fear, the encroaching horror
the endless washing of hands, the empty shelves, the two
metre wave and the devastation of Italy.

We will forget New York, the lack of facemasks, ventilators and
goggles, closed shops and restaurants, parks and beaches.

Mostly we will forget that not everyone had the ability to isolate,
to stay at home or pay the bills. That not everyone had
internet or food in the pantry.  That loneliness and
addiction, suicide and hunger were with us then and still remain.

When things
get back
to normal
we will

live and laugh and dance and celebrate and

forget

that we were the privileged few.


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Friday, January 17, 2020

When We Were No More

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Dark Winter Nights


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