So much has changed in just a few short weeks
Missing our favourite restaurants and shopping boutiques
We can’t watch our sports and cheer for our teams
While attempting to work amongst our kid’s screams
There are Zoom meetings, Zoom Seders and Zoom family check-ins
And our investment portfolios are playing little violins
No touching. No touching. OMG NO TOUCHING
I can’t wait to get back to some serious clutching
So what is with all this hoarding and over-shopping?
At least I am learning about product swapping
And speaking of learning and acquiring new skills too
Like mask designing, cooking and making our own do
Anyone bored or wondering how to get by?
Like me writing a poem that only makes you cry?
How many funny memes can you share in one day?
People have an overabundance of time to play
But along with the jokes there is a time to be serious
We are dealing with a virus that’s terribly deleterious
It is life-threatening and lifestyle impacting
The hardest part of all is the absence of interacting
So what do you miss the most and miss the least?
And where has your gratitude significantly increased?
With doctors, nurses and front-line staff?
Or athletes and celebs, that makes me laugh
So many poor, who lost their jobs and have no money
For the first time, I really wish there was an Easter Bunny
I ache for the homeless and people dying alone
And I’m angry at politicians lacking a backbone
I have a couple of questions remaining to ask …
Over the next few weeks what shall be your greatest task?
With negativity and fear are you singing the blues?
And during these most difficult days, are you wearing shoes?