“What are you going to do
when we get back to normal?”
She asks, but the fact is,
there’s no going back.
This path we tread
is a permanent collection of stones,
each one marking the next day
of our order to Stay at Home,
And will serve to remind our hearts
when our selfish lifestyle
started to fishbowl around us,
and we were left gasping for air.
When we were told to keep our distance
but our survival was determined
by the kindness of strangers.
I take solace in the term “New Normal”
because it means we’re moving forward
walking with an eye on the past
and on the people
we will never again
take for granted.