Businesses still struggle
Profits are down
The masks still hang on each doorknob and chair
In the hopes that the vaccines the pandemic would repair
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 are you boosted and vaxxed?”
“Do you not know that the variant is here?
Where is your caution? Your worry? Your fear?”
They laughed and assured me that they were quite healthy
And talked of the past 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