What in the World

What in the world is going on? Here is my take, in a poem-like concoction, with apologies to all you real poets…

COVID-19 restricting us all,

lives are drastically afflicted.

Isolation, quarantine, or social distancing,

6 feet apart to flatten the curve.

Toilet paper and sanitizer hoarders,

the rest of us find empty shelves.

Work from home if you can,

but essential services must carry on.

Exhausted health care providers,

exposed on the front lines.

Vacations morph into staycations,

household projects, long walks, and naps,

doorstep deliveries, Netflix, and wine.


 No grandkids’ sweet hugs and smiles,

no sticky fingers, runny noses to wipe,

or diapers to change.

too young for window visits,

virtual viewing only,

thank heavens for modern technology.

Baking solo is no fun either,

tidier and quicker,

but fewer giggles.


What in the world is going on in your life?