Did you know that shop down the corner here?
I went looking for it, but it was closed…
Son, it shut when the lockdown was imposed
and never opened again. How many years
have you been away? The last two have changed
so many things – how we work, play, buy and eat,
the number of shops shut down on this street
the entire neighbourhood’s been rearranged
a hundred homes upended, windows gone blind
livelihoods destroyed, a war without a war
shutting down our lives, never mind the store
the last couple of years haven’t been kind
where have you been, son? Stuck on the other side
of the world, waiting for the plague to subside.
Last two and a half years, I've been treading water as far as writing goes. Posted here regularly of course, and at WEP - these are like breathing, can't imagine life w/o them (Thank you my WEP and blog families!)
But I made no submissions anywhere. Zero. I wrote plenty...I was just nowhere near up to editing the stuff into submission-worthiness. Hopefully, that out-of-control spell is now broken and I am now open, business as usual. For which I am grateful.
Check out this link here - Portrait of a Garden, and if you feel able, please share on your sm platforms. Thank you for your support.