Part of the union

..so they’re asking,
‘how are you doing John?,
as if
I’ve been ill.

Isolation’s nothing new
I was alone for years
no one asked me then
or shed any tears
anyway
I tell them,
‘I’m good’
happy in lots of ways
days filled with the love
of a fine lady
could maybe do with
more walks in the park
but
I’m fine.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.