Forgetting Fears ~ A Poem

Already I’ve forgotten
what your smile looks like
crinkled cheeks and gentle warmth

Wear a mask

My arms no longer
reach out
to embrace

Keep your distance 

Avoiding eye contact
puts more space
between us

Keep safe

It’s only for a few months
they said in March
The calendar says
nearly a year has passed by

What will happen
if we forget
what we’ve been
forbidden
to do?

I’m participating in Poetry Friday where others who are sharing and writing poetry come to gather. You can find more poems to read this week here at the site of Jone Rush MacCulluch, who is hosting Poetry Friday this week.  

5 thoughts on “Forgetting Fears ~ A Poem

  1. Shari, your poem provides much introspective thought regarding our drastically changed world. Your words tell of longing for what has been lost (for now) and you express a quiet hope and yearning that we can at some point return to what was comfortable and familiar. Your words speak to us and for us.

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