Twas the 9th month of COVID and all over town
Not a business was open
They’d all been shut down
The masks were hung on each doorknob and chair
In the hopes that a vaccine soon would be there
My wife on her Zoom call
And I on Webex
We hug via Facetime
We’re afraid to have sex
When out on the street I swore I heard chatter
I crept from my chair to see what was the matter
I waited a moment until I heard more
Then I cautiously opened my rusty front door
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But a couple on my doorstep with smiles so clear
“Who are you?” to each in horror I asked.
“And tell me right now why you are not masked?”
“Do you not know that the Covid is here?
Where is your caution? Your worry? Your fear?”
They laughed and assured me that they were quite healthy
And talked of last year when I was still wealthy
My company thriving, my children in school
We dined out! We saw friends! We swam in the pool!
After giving a nod, down the drive they did walk
I turned to my wife and said, “We need to talk.”
Covid has changed us. We can’t live like this.
Then I hugged her and held her and gave her a kiss.
Written with a wink, by Kim Rossi