Tag: self-isolation

NaPoWriMo Day 21: Lockdown Blues

It almost seems Pathetic To complain When we have a roof A house Money coming in- less, mind So much less And no help from on high Thanks to creeping criteria And tape not so much red As blue-blood coloured Fuck the Tories Fuck…

NaPoWriMo Day Thirteen: Only in Dreams

Only in dreams do I feel The success of nostalgia The culmination of that homesickness For that place I’ve never been At least not in this life Or with this body Or maybe with this soul I don’t pretend to know How it all…

NaPoWriMo Day 6: Date Night

He came down the stairs In jeans and a smart t-shirt I’d almost forgotten What outdoor clothes looked like Didn’t we live in Comfies now? Loungewear and PJs? “Date night!” he exclaims! And I clap in delight. Such a thing, to be treated like…

NaPoWriMo Day 3: Isolation Haiku

Open the window Taste sky, smell laughter, eat hope; Breath in the bird song.

NaPoWriMo Day 1: The Fallen

I cried last night I guess I already told you But it’s rare for me Despite chronic depression A range of anxieties Suspected other conditions Where diagnosis only failed through Lack of time and effort So I feel sad, a lot But I rarely…

Home Schooling Hope

Today wasn’t quite as I expected it to be. I thought we’d all get up early, get breakfast, burn some calories with Joe Wicks then settle down to some Purple Mash or fractions and be done by early afternoon. Instead, everyone slept in. However,…

Willingly Isolated

Day 12 of being in the house and practicing proper social distancing. Day 8 of full isolation due to symptoms. Day 5 of UK lockdown. I got really emotional this morning. No idea why. I have so much to do, so many tasks to…