My mate Andy and COVID Virus wrote this ….he survived, thank the earth spirits ….
A soldier tired of war
Lies on a cardboard mattress
Atop a stone bed.
A frightened girl
Sits thinly in her room
Behind a locked door.
A young woman tied to a hospital bed
Listens to the drum of her blood
In the cell of her head
A tired old man
Is woken in the night
By the shaking of his body
What if your lockdown had no end?
What if this was your new reality?
Where would you find beauty?
Would you find solace in ceaseless chatter?
Seek comfort in keeping busy
And endless repeats of your favourite shows?
Would you sit in a dark cave,
Pay attention to the bones of your ancestors,
Find the stories in their arrangement?
Would you dream your animal self,
Paint it upon a wall
And pray to the weather beings for kindness?
Could you blow out the candle,
Sit alone for…
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