everything seems normal in

a strange abnormal way, spring

is slowly blooming, song birds

twitter away and children home

from school on break are bored,

too bored to play; so normal, all

these little things, the moon and

stars by night, the sun by day and

gentle rain showers damp the

earth, now turning green from gray

but here behind these looming walls,

where home seems more a prison

cell; how long must we be doomed

to shelter here no one can tell, we

wait and hope our loved ones will

be safe from harm and well as days

grow longer, longer still, in this our

taste of hell…meanwhile sycophants

deny and lie and count the sick and

dead and scheme behind their

hallowed halls rewarding haves,

the have nots scraping stone for

bread; we’ve lost our heads, this

much I know, it’s true, if you are

sane you know it too, but there is

not much we can do but count the

hours, days and weeks, our hands

cleaned raw, faces untouched, sparse

company to keep, with nothing left

to do but sleep, to pray our weary

souls to keep beyond this valley

shadowed by the sowing that

we’ve reaped as history repeats


Week 1, Day 2 of sheltering in place, keeping my distance, washing my hands, feeling helpless yet hopeful we all make it out alive, knowing some of us will not.

7 responses to “Pandemania

  • D. Avery @shiftnshake

    I’m glad to see you!
    This poem says it all. I think Massachusetts is at the same level as you, though schools are in their second week of closure so I feel as if it’s week 2 of sheltering in place. The spring forward time change seemed to sling us right into the Twilight Zone.
    Be well.

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  • pensitivity101

    Glad to see a post from you Kat. Hope you are OK in your new home and keeping safe.

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  • Peter's pondering

    It’s all very strange. Closed shops, closed schools, deserted streets, shortages of bread, milk, toilet rolls, chicken, and alcohol – all the staples of life!
    Stay safe and well Kat. I think we are going to have a rather different world after this is all over. xx

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    • Kat Myrman

      It is very strange. Businesses closed, no one on the sidewalks, very few people driving. I am working from home now…sheltering in place as they call it, pantry stocked, plenty of toilet paper! 😀 but seriously I worry for us all and hope we come through this okay. I agree, the world will have changed for this. Stay safe and well my friend. ❤️

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