The twelth day of christmas is almost here
The decorations waiting to be put back in the box
Till the sound of sleigh bells in December
and the room looks like the elves had never visited
meanwhile the evergreens head for the sky
waiting for the springtime trim
and the return of their feathered friends
They say its still Christmas
there’s six weeks or so till lent
but i’m not wishing the season away
the winters not been spent
Salford 6th June 2020
With this bug thats been floating around recently, those in the back doors of the nations governments have been referring to all the changes they’ve made in one particular phrase
“The new normal“
Now, we know they’ve been looking at a vaccine around the world, but before the mass testing begins – we’re sending people back to work and school before any sort of health implementation begins. Its nothing for our leaders to be proud of – the UK is only second to their American cousins in the number who’ve died….and Yet, Government Ministers – with the economy and their donors breathing down their ear – decided to send everyone back to work….we have to live with the distancing, facemasks and everything else.
They’re calling it the New Normal….forgetting this bug is still wild.
One place this isn’t taking place (Yet) – Arts and sports venues
sports fans are crying into their beer, and actors are having to use video conferencing tools to relay their plays…museums doing video clips
So while they’re queuing for miles for goods at the behest of the economy, signs “Normality” is back… are very very distant. Particularly when this Bug has its own named wards in hospitals up and down the country.
Veiled attempts to seem normal
a ticket to the dance , on a Friday night
looking at your loved one , as if you seemed to care
it seems to be working – they’re not all staring at you
don’t destroy it by being a doughnut at the bar!