Reasoning with unreasonable circumstance
liberties a luxury once taken for granted
plant sunflower seeds of hope
(we can summer anywhere)*
But anxiety creeps in like poison ivy.
Keep social media distance from griping
keyboard warrior tyrants ranting bile
shooting mouths off to score some points
shoulda woulda couldas dying
for some fish and chips from Beshoffs.
For kids its Pancake Monday
Tuesday Wednesday… every day
A bid to keep it light and cheery
Self-medicating chocolate calories
flatten the curve is fattening my belly.
Stay the hell at home wash
your hands palms fingertips thumbs
the back of them you know so well
cracked skin stinging from rubbing
alcohol at the local is deferred
race of greyhounds horses rats postponed.
Turns out not all work is so essential
cause for some an existential crisis.
Please desist and keep your social distance.
*reference from Seamus Heaney
Enjoyed this poem by Roisin Bugler – can identify with the clever reference to curve /belly! Thank you Roisin you really captured it.
A woman of many talents, Roisin Bugler. Love the juxtaposition of dying / for some fish and chips..