Insomniac

Toss and turn all night long wide awake

Long-term habit that’s so hard to break

My insomniac quest

Brain and body to rest

Don’t know why I can’t sleep for fuck’s sake… 😦

Guests

I forgot what it’s like to host guests

Clean the house so it looks at its best

Tidy up random stuff

Make it look good enough

Hide the worst of our everyday mess

I’d got used to our lock-down delays

Quiet living and insular days

Covid curses no more

Cast bad spells on my door

Feels so strange to return to old ways

So we welcome old friends with a smile

And remark that it’s been quite a while

With great caution we start

With new joy in our heart

To embrace this post-Covid lifestyle

Weekly Prompt: Visitors

Fictional Fabric

How I wish I could spin a good yarn
Weave engrossing tales just like a charm
Knit elaborate plots
Thread through intricate knots
Complex patterns that comfort and warm

OK, so maybe not as genuinely, truly Stream of Consciousness writing as usual, but the whole idea came to me spontaneously and the words followed on quite quickly, so there we are, what’s done is done 🙂

April A-Z: V is for Variants

As mutations of Covid abound

Rising hot-spot infections are found

Keeping one step ahead

Variants thrive and spread

Will this germ never stop gaining ground?

For this year’s April Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m aiming for an alphabetical exploration of my personal thoughts and feelings on the continuing Covid 19 pandemic one year on, using a mix of poetry, pics and ponderings…

April A-Z: R is for R-Number

The R-Number must be low not high

Stops infections from rising, so try

Keep it down below one

Til this virus is done –

We’ll breathe easy again, by and by…

For this year’s April Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m aiming for an alphabetical exploration of my personal thoughts and feelings on the continuing Covid 19 pandemic one year on, using a mix of poetry, pics and ponderings…

April A-Z: K is for Key Worker

Our Key Workers have pushed through it all

Many struggle, some stumble and fall

Yet they keep going strong

Working hard for so long

Though exhausted, still answer the call…

Throughout this pandemic, some people have continued working as before, perhaps in an even busier environment than usual. Doctors and nurses and other healthcare workers are an obvious example, but what about teachers and supermarket staff and postal workers and refuse collectors, taxi drivers and bus drivers and train drivers and myriad others. Life behind the scenes and beneath the surface of lock-down has continued to function regardless, so I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has kept things going for us throughout – your ongoing contribution is much appreciated ❤

For this year’s April Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m aiming for an alphabetical exploration of my personal thoughts and feelings on the continuing Covid 19 pandemic one year on, using a mix of poetry, pics and ponderings…

April A-Z: F is for Furlough

Stuck on furlough at eighty percent

Helping cover the food and the rent

Keeping millions of folk

Neither working nor broke

But the Government’s coffers are spent

For this year’s April Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m aiming for an alphabetical exploration of my personal thoughts and feelings on the continuing Covid 19 pandemic one year on, using a mix of poetry, pics and ponderings…

April A-Z: A is for Anniversary

‘Will be over in no time’ they said

Minimising the threat, but instead

One year on, nothing’s changed

Virus still not contained

Two point eight million people lie dead…

For this year’s April Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m aiming for an alphabetical exploration of my personal thoughts and feelings on the continuing Covid 19 pandemic one year on, using a mix of poetry, pics and ponderings…