Blog post by Rick Taylor

A Covid Cinquain

Covid:
is it over?
Not yet, apparently—
there are still major restrictions.
Bother!

Face masks
must still be worn
in shops and in buses;
can’t always tell when people are
smiling!

Make space
of two metres
between you and others.
Ironic that it’s called “social
distance”!

Wash hands
very often
to keep the bugs at bay.
Avoid passing on infection.
Stay safe!

Churches
and cinemas,
theatres, sports venues
closed; watch YouTube, Netflix; meet friends
on Zoom.

This year,
twenty-twenty,
has been a disaster—
disease and death, jobs lost.
Let’s hope twenty-twenty-one’s much
better!

Roll on
the time when this
is all a memory
that we shall all quite happily
forget!

Author: Eynsham Lockdown Editor