.day 40.

(april 2020)

.day 40..
i hear them say that it is the solitude of lockdown
that brings these words

perhaps they are right
who knows really
there is that word again
even on my shopping card

a sticker so that i recognise that
it is not the other one though the
accounts merge into one these days

she takes it when she goes shopping
on tuesdays in the little coin purse
with the bow
it is that detail or dots which attracts me

she needed a more precise description than
buns
so i explained that not being fussy hot cross ones
teacakes or plain will be nice
suffice

and she got extra large
some beans and tinned
peaches
left in a bag
in the shade
with the receipt
tucked neatly

you see james how deep the thoughts this
lockdown
said sarcastically
with careful spelling

i am still drawing joan now with summer attire
i am still drawing james

a longer walk to the toll along the old railway track
long gone

saw the herons balancing the tops of trees at hengwrt
skinny legs and battle cries
stood the bridge a while
remembered
(stay safe
eat your veg)

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