Local Poetry: Post Lockdown, by Áine Ní Chaoimh

Lockdown, courtesy of Pixabay

Geneva Pattison

Post Lockdown

What did you do in Lockdown ?
Why are you asking me
I don’t know what day it is.
Are you from RTE ?

No l am not learning a new language
Nor reading the latest books
Keeping body and soul together
Away from all  you folks.

I hit the stores with a vengeance
For essentials, you know
Its a warzone in Tescos
For toilet rolls and sourdough.

The presses are heaving
The fridge is now full,
The freezer is groaning
With the sudden overflow.

I don’t read the papers,
Nor listen to the news
I concentrate on gardening
To bring peace to my soul.

It cant last l tell myself
Morning noon and night
I’m not any calmer nor wiser,
My motto, fight or flight.

By, Áine Ní Chaoimh

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