Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Coronavirus Itinerary

on July 28, 2020

From the beginning
It was a strange journey
I thought I would do well
I like staying home

My many fixed routines
Soon seemed to crumble
I needed companionship
The warm blooded kind

I talked to my plants
Texted friends and family
Read books, watched old movies
Took long walks outside

I realized present time
Took all of my energy
Learning to Zoom
Became a mixed blessing

Past familiar habits
No longer sustained me
It was exhausting
Getting through the day

Future time distant
Offered no hint of comfort
May as well live
In this new present I’m in

Mornings are difficult
A thick fog encircles me
Passing by lunchtime
Leaving me empty

And then this morning
I welcomed a visitor
My muse on my shoulder
Telling me to write

15 responses to “Coronavirus Itinerary

  1. Dale says:

    It is a crazy, weird and lonely time for way too many. As much as I liked the quiet – at first – I am now rather done with the whole thing!
    Beautifully written, Ina.

  2. Lechfisch says:

    I hope your muse will prove good company and stay a while!! Maybe you could teach her how to play bridge? On the serious side, it is so very hard to have to stay apart this long. Knowing it is for the good of everyone you love not to see them only goes so far in making up for the loneliness. Hang in there Ina!

  3. I’m glad that your muse showed up to give you some comfort Ina. It has been a strange, trying time – I’m finding each day the same at the moment and it’s hard to build any motivation.

  4. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, Saania. I appreciate your comment.

  5. I loved reading through to the last verse where you found comfort in writing. Lovely x

  6. Resa says:

    Agree! I’m busier than ever, yet I’m almost always home. Creativity has saved me from insanity. Although, at first I felt uninspired. Now, I’m back to drawing every night.
    You expressed it perfectly in your prose!

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