Hello

Hello

Is there anybody out there?

I’ve got the curtains closed

I can’t see

 

Hello

Is there anybody listening?

I’ve got my mouth closed tight 

I can’t speak

 

Hello

Is the world as I left it?

I haven’t looked lately

I can’t move

 

Hello

Are my friends all still happy?

We’ve not spoken in ages

I can’t call

 

Hello

Are these meds all worth taking?

And why do I take them?

I can’t think

 

Hello

Did you ever just once see me happy?

Was I a good person?

I can’t remember

 

Hello

Are all the birds singing?

Where are the noises?

I can’t hear

 

Hello

Did you ever think you knew me?

My head is so mixed up

I can’t sleep

 

Hello

Are you real or imagined?

Or somebody just passing by

I can’t tell

© marvo 2022
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Ionicus

An interesting poem asking pertinent questions that could be metaphors for the kind of isolation we have felt for not being able to meet and communicate with our relatives and friends during the pandemic or a deep analytical self-examination.  

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