Dressing in the dark in winter clothes
I turn on the coffee to a rising death toll.
Under stay-at-home orders and weeping skies
I need a haircut and larder supplies.
Jigsaw puzzle spread out on a table,
piece by piece I construct a town.
Tulips, groomed grass, and houses that house people.
Lecture halls and libraries and bustling alehouses.
Bartenders with white towels wiping down bars,
Cracking jokes and drawing pints in a fairy tale land.
With writings and books and time for it all
I should be content but I miss my pals.
Linked up with Earthweal and the weekly challenge,"Flattening The Curve".
To date in America there are 183,000 cases of Covid-19 and 3,774 deaths, a sobering number as it doubled in two days.