Same Old Shopping List
By Molly Knox
This poem by Molly Knox explores the pressures of lockdown in a creative, innovative way.
[Image credits: ‘COVID-19’ by Jon Taylor/Flickr]
No pasta no loo-roll no paracetamol.
Lots of lines lots of worry lots of waiting
No outside no exams no Olympics.
Lots of zoom lots of news lots of washing
Wash your hands
No chatting no less than 2m no saying goodbye.
The smells that spring
Grew left with a sigh.
Lots of crying lots of angry lots of why. WHY. Why?
No solution no vaccine no seeing him or her or them.
Lots of lockdown lots of books lots of learning again.
No sitting and halting our best. Make best of the mess
They have given. Let your hands stretch
Is it us and them?