Precious Commodities. A new poem by Layla Moroney

As the last pack is taken from the shelf⁣
The vulnerable cocoon, protecting health⁣
Communities gather round, yet stay apart⁣
Joined by chaos and kindness of heart ⁣
Shoppers ,line up,quiet reflection⁣
Cashiers smile through perspex, some protection⁣
School gates closed, at home, bags open ⁣
Workspaces in living rooms, business adapts, coping. ⁣
Workouts,free gigs,yoga,media, now social⁣
Grandma and Grandad wave through window. Pain. Emotional. ⁣
Collectively clapping our medical staff, saints. ⁣
Government steps up,Irish pride, less complaints ⁣
Washing hands, keeping distance,flattening the curve ⁣
Handshakes, hugs and kisses gone, but still, we Love. ⁣
Art, crafts, games, exploring limited possibilities. ⁣
Health, wellness, family , friends. Precious Commodities. ⁣

. (my aunt) ⁣find image on Layla’s Instagram: @layla_beyondthescales

Layla has had work published in Bray Arts Journal and has read her poetry at various events. She shares her poetry, writing, and every day life, on her Instagram account. ⁣

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