Daily moments – Day 48 Meal break (haibun)

During her lunch break she wanted to go out for a walk but there were too many people walking the street. Some two by two, a teen on roller blades and cyclist in shorts. Resigning to taking the garbage out, she felt she might soak up the sun for a few minutes. When she walked out her heart skipped a beat…”No, don’t close the gate yet, I need to bring mine”…standing at 5 metres from them she felt her heart swell…

finally spring
showing its warmth
sun beaming

finally spring
forced her out
a brief moment

showing its warmth
two ladies by the dumpster
excites her

sun beaming
halos circle their heads
smiling at me

She is not alone. That is what the isolation makes you feel as if you are alone feeling what feel. The women both nodded that they had good days and bad days. Yes!! It was such a relief to speak to live women close to her age …we share the love for our offspring, the worry, the longing. And even though it is a sad reality, she walked back to her unit with a lighter foot.

she’s okay
speaking to live humans in person
sighs

© Tournesol 2020/04/29

Daily moments – Day 48 Meal break (haibun)

3 thoughts on “Daily moments – Day 48 Meal break (haibun)

  1. I tend to forget just how much having Gene in the apartments keeps me fulfilled. We both remain very quiet most days. He plays with his ham radio and I read and blog. Occasionally I will step out for some photo opportunities. Otherwise my chair is my home these days.

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    1. I am so happy for you both. True love needs not long drawn out conversations…it is like you are salt and pepper…one does not go without the other. No ceremonies necessary…you are a unit…without the other something is missing in the seasoning (smiles)

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