by Kelsie Beveridge


Under the covers all seems safe

No fighting or yelling

Relaxing into madness

All will be over soon

Visible strain on the family

Everyone’s hurt by a death

Living is hard

Life seems worthless

In this dark, long lockdown

Nervousness takes over

Goodbye forever

(2021 - All rights remain with the author)

Photo: Rebecca Collett

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