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COVID HAIKU

By Carol Felixson

 

Scared and I am here

Doing what I can to help

Stay healthy and calm

 

Cities are closing

Almost everything and more

We isolate home

 

New reality

Are you kidding me? Nightmare

Taking it in stride

 

What ways can I help

First responders and those sick?

Donations - stay home

 

Busy with laundry

Hours in front of TV

iPads and iPhones

 

Virus on Shabbat

Lots of plans for live streaming

Candles - wine - burgers

 

My daily routine

Plan meals - exercise - read

Practice recorder

 

More routine to-dos

FaceTime my kids and grandkids

Mishkon Facebook posts

 

Visit family

Six feet or more distancing

Kids and our grandkids

 

Walking on Main Street

Ghost town - stores are all shut up

Except restaurants

 

Life getting normal

In abnormal kind of way

News - stay home - eat - sleep

 

Learning to use Zoom

Meetings - education - fun

See other people

 

In patio now

Love sun, breeze, and ocean sounds

Lucky to be here

 

Wear clean clothes daily

And put on some makeup too

Earrings, watch, necklace

 

Always time to laugh

Right now especially good

The best medicine

 

When out do I mask?

That is a daily question

And what about gloves?

 

Terrified again

Numbers of upcoming deaths

Projected oy vey

 

What about the kids?

How are families doing?

Child care – work from home

 

Watched opera online

During the day time...how fun

Had Zoom Talmud class

 

Equanimity

Today workout - walk - see friends

At 6 feet apart

 

Prep short Haggadah

Mini Passover Seder

Next Saturday night

 

Zoom Shabbat service

Bake oatmeal muffins before

Drive by - visit Kiddos

 

Sunday cleaning day

Kitchen - bath - bed - living room

Sanitize - we’re safe?

 

Walking with mask on

More people wearing them now

Looks so very strange

 

Poignant Passover

Just me and B home alone

Zoom - fam - Saturday

 

Family Seder

Zoom four households talk about

What sucks and what’s good

 

S.M. Cops enforce

Parks closure for Easter day

Still is Passover

 

What can we control?

What we eat - going to sleep

Staying in moment

 

Plan Zoom chat with friends

Sunday afternoon at two

Can’t wait to see them

 

Relax most of day

Practice recorder and read

Light Shabbat candles

 

Dream of astronauts

Space capsule return to earth

In front of me - weep

 

My back hurts - knees too

Right big toe and thumb nails sore

Not such big problems

 

Each morning strange dreams

After a good night sleeping

Processes life now

 

Afraid of future

More than of the present time

Folks - responsible?

 

Concern self – others

How are people coping now?

As best as they can

 

Grateful for my home

Appreciate well being

Feeling fine – have food

 

Eight p.m. “howl”

We are still alive and strong

Thank you health workers

 

Walk Abbott Kinney

To Venice and back to home

Stream Sondheim “Broadway”

 

Find myself so bored

Lots to do but don’t want to

Pro/con – yin/yang

 

This is a weird life

It could be better or worse

Who knows anymore?

 

Who are we today?

Who will we be tomorrow?

I don’t know - do you?

 

Stay in here and now

I remind myself daily

In order to live

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