in my memory
from a time when
didn't leave enough
- dine in
I haven’t talked to a person in person for 30 days
So that casual zoom could have gone one of two ways.
The first is I look calm, relaxed and collected.
Zen comes to mind, no stress is detected.
Or the caller saw the cracks, the teeth accidentally gone unbrushed
Skin starting to dull, canceled trips leaving me crushed.
My energy slightly restless, snacks piled on the table nearby
The uncertainty showing up in a spontaneous urge to just...cry?
So I don’t know, if i know, how to talk to a person.
Even with all the noise,
It was the quietest my street had ever been.
Sirens, mainly, filled the air
Filled our thoughts with fear and grim.
There are definitely more now,
Certainly than there used to be.
Their piercing cries, cut through the silent streets
With frightening frequency.
We hide away, to fight, to help.
Hiding our fears even deeper from kin.
Knowing we have to be strong for them
Knowing what we have to lose some, to win
And then when it feels like the change is too much,
That the world would be better, outside that door.
There comes a new call from deep in the streets,
A call followed by at least two dozen more.
Hands clapping, voices yelling,
Spirits calling out
Sending love to those who fight
Even through the crippling doubt
Even through uncertain times,
likes we have never seen,
It’s happening now, though now it’s hard to
Fathom what this means
So through window screens we send our cheers
Apart but collective in turning the tide
Knowing that our only weapon,
Is to fight the enemy, together, from inside.
Now that the line is off the hook, I’m standing with my face awry
More than just a little shook. I laughed it off, but now I cry. The problem is, my brain went bye. And though I seem socially astute. The truth is I’m socially deprived. And I left my zoom on while I pooped.
is almost finished, but now
my teeth are covered
- mask on