This virus will not destroy us, though it
may test the limits of our love, as so many
of us are torn apart and only safe-distanced
words and laughter can touch our grieving hearts.
Social shielding, self-isolation, furloughing,
tough words for a new generation.
A brave new world of being,
where only time and a ‘new normal’ can
begin to sponge away our shared pandemic of pain.
Stay safe, be strong, as the loneliness ravishes
those silent rooms that used to sing with love.
They will fill again my lovely, lonely friend because
our worlds are destined to collide, again and again.
For Colin and Maureen
5th May, 2020