Eyes opened. Darkness to light,
Jon’s room back into sight,
“Ow, man!” was what he said,
Back in pain, the sofa no match for his bed.
Looking at the ceiling,
And despite the lockdown,
Came a different feeling,
That could fill this small town.
A place Jon now calls home,
With a garden,
Where dog Sandy could roam,
Without needing a pardon.
Just as well, as those in charge,
Closed the park,
They could tell, numbers too large,
At the 1 week mark.
On most days,
In most ways,
Meant not doing much,
So as such,
Jon returned to a dating…
*Originally written 17th July
Before I get to the main body of this impromptu post, I’d like to say that I’m not here to extol the virtues or decry the negatives of mask wearing or how it is being applied locationally by the Government. Just a few thoughts and speculation not based on any science.
Watching the Sky News Press Preview earlier this week, the first item was the directive laid down that from the 24th of this month, face coverings in shops would be mandatory- though arguably, it’s become less clear, since then.
As is the way with this item, they had someone politically right-leaning, and someone left-leaning. The right-winger rather objected to the idea that the element of choice had been removed and compared it to being ‘muzzled’. I immediately thought that I’d heard that narrative somewhere. Then it hit me immediately- The United States, where the issue of wearing masks had become as political as listening to expert scientific advice. …
I said I wouldn’t publish anything on this point as other people could do it clearer and more eloquently.
Ironic coming from a writer.
I said that people would understand my desire (and right) to internalise my feelings. They did. But I didn’t.
Why risk friendships, my job potentially and the investment in this platform to address something that touched me in a way that took me by surprise when I saw that video from Minneapolis, Minnesota? Not worth it, right?
I said I wouldn’t write this out on a notepad beforehand, so bear with me if the rest of this is quite short, quite long or something in between. …