Self-isolating


Self-isolating


with your hands pressed together
it’s hard to know
where one hand ends
and the other begins,

impossible even.
with the National Guard deployed
to three different states,
to your state,
it’s difficult to tell
if what’s normal here
is normal there.

impossible even.
it’s too easy to want to
hunker down
with some snacks
and turn on netflix,

irresistible it seems.
reduced to a voice
and drowning in a sea of voices.

Updates, notifications
can’t come fast enough.
batteries are drained by mid-morning.
overuse and gaming
will do that to a phone.

looking out the window,
you see
the daffodils are also eager
to get some sun.