Submitted by Anonymous
A Few Lockdown Lines
A time capsule is going to record our varied emotions
And how we stockpiled on antiseptic lotions
We panic bought loo rolls leaving shelves empty
Despite being told if we’re sensible there’ll be plenty.
The way it has panned out is kind of surreal, beyond imagination.
Who’d have expected we’d never get to host 2020 graduation?
We all got rather scared by the numbers getting ill
Compounded somewhat by there being no vaccine or pill.
I was yearning to hug my adult sons – such a strong feeling
At the same time my cancelled “special birthday” holiday had me reeling
But compared to others this loss was nothing
For others the suffering was completely crushing.
I found in my daily exercise I watched nature more closely and all its powers
Why had I never noticed before that oak trees have flowers?
There are green spaces in my City that I started to explore
And people that I talked to who live next door.
People getting too close outside initially left me flustered.
I needed some comfort food (so I told myself) and that turned out to be custard!
Sometimes with crumble and sometimes without It made me feel better without a doubt!
What ever our “new normal” turns out to be
We now think more broadly than just “me”.