This year, this peculiar year

Photo by Pavel Anoshin on Unsplash

The virus cancelled our trip to Queensland;
the visiting show from Melbourne;
my income;
our intentions to demand change in the city streets;
most plans anyone had for 2020.

On the other hand, it freed my time to clean the house;
to learn to create a website;
to fix the garden;
to uncover corners hidden within my mind;
to wonder why and find too much to ever know.

My world is something smaller;
more structured with routines;
less certain;
slower and more urgent,
and still essentially the same.

Written by

Australian writer, environmental activist, hang-gliding assistant & former sailor, journalist & clown. Debut poetry collection available now. www.emmabriggs.net

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