friday evening at home


were i going through this

with julie

i would have killed her by now   


were i with terri   she would have 

killed me   were i

with my north country girl


i can only imagine   but i am not   

i am with marketa




truth is   strange and awful as it is

we are closer

than i thought possible


time flows comfortably

for once

there is enough of it   


i wish this quiet life to last

beyond the crisis




we were last at the vineyard march 19th

not so long   

only an eternity   colin's grandfather


was quick to see the severity of events

was quick

to make adjustments   


he is not young   he is careful

careful is appropriate




when will we next see him   


will we dance again


when will i rejoin my cubicle   


is the question everyone asks 


the more salient questions

may begin not with when   but   if




perhaps we should be

as children

building castles in a sandbox    too busy


to ask questions without answers 

but children

do ask questions   they ask why


why   when   if   in the end we believe

what we want to believe 




i may wonder about outcomes

but the questions

i ask are mundane   local   what do you want


for dinner   shall i make cookies

do you have

a zoom class tonight   did you see marcy's email   


questions that have answers yes or no

that matter here and now





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Written on 2020-05-16 at 09:50

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Asking yes-no questions now might be a good idea. It does give one a sense of immediacy and purposefulness. It's a happy illusion, isn't it? But I can't picture how the world will look like (probably dark and dismal) at the end of this pandemic.