“COVID 19 – GOODBYE”
by Alicia Beckwith
Here I am again writing lines
In these Corona – 19 times
Thinking of friends afar
I’d usually visit by car.
Wear your mask now full time
Not to do so is a crime.
It won’t last forever they say,
So hold tight and count the days.
Give your neighbor a call to say
“Hi, I’m thinkin’ of you today!”
Go ahead, give someone a ring.
“I’m goin’ shopping; need anything?”
Soon we’ll be able to venture out.
That’ll quench our social drought.
Shops will be able to open their doors
Get rid of cobwebs, sweep the floors.
Restaurants will welcome us back
Preparing eggs and flap jacks.
Hairdressers will get the run
Of women to get their hair done.
Sun’s coming out to warm our day
Bringing us into the month of May
When most will be back to normal
When we don’t have to be ‘Corona formal’.
So, hang on folks out there,
We’ll be able to share the air.
The 6’ space will disappear
Finally dispelling the fear.
Wait it out, that time’s near.
Go out in the yard and cheer!
Take off the mask, time’s drawing neigh
When we say, “Covid – 19, GOODBYE!”
Alicia Beckwith is a local poet and has been writing poetry for four decades. Her poems have been published in book collections and magazines.