The distractions in doing nothing

I do know
that if this is the radio
there must be someone out there
somewhere,
even if somewhere out there
is in here

First
an apology,
forgive me
I’ve been locked away,
and
hardly know anymore
what to say,
hardly know anymore
what day this is

I’ll have two sugars in my tea

Oh!
sorry
radio.
yeah
ok.

we’re getting through it
and
by following the safety
suggestions
we can do it
and it’s worth it
because
most things worth getting through are
generally worth getting through.

how can you tell
lockdown’s getting to me?

never thought that I’d miss
being a worker
but this!
this
is the wake-up call

when or if
the alarm clock
stops
I do know
that
We won’t,
we will go on.

anyway
which is usually the way I’m heading,

keep safe
well
and stay on the ball,
read
write
and if you can’t go out
stay in
sit
knit
play dominoes,

listening
to the radio’s
a good idea,

exercise
cook
read another book
and talk
because a word or two
or a thousand or three
is emotional therapy,
and
we can all help ourselves to self-help
which is helpful

now
I’m going to go
but I’ll keep the radio
on low
just
in case there’s someone
out there.
who needs to hear this.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.