I Wave, Maintain Distance

Feels so clinical
this measuring
of distance

Neighbours congregate
camaraderie a pull

I hide behind glass
record temperature
blood pressure

Underlying conditions
condemn closeness

Laughter of mask-less
trickles through panes

I pray for strength
clarity of purpose
refrain from joining in.

(For Eugi’s Weekly prompt:  neighbour)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

24 thoughts on “I Wave, Maintain Distance”

  1. Hospitals, sick people, medicines Re clinical.
    No wonder keeping distance from bugs also feels clinical. It is.
    I do understand you feeling though. It is all so unnatural.
    Reach the arms out and spin around, there is your distance.

    We are all longing for closeness and hugs, hope it will be there this year. 🌈.

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