There’s only so much reading you can do,
so much listening to storms rumble in
from far horizons.
We thought this earth was solid under us
but talk to a Seismologist or Virologist,
then you’ll quake.
We carry a yearning for solidity
with us always: in hospital, at the grave-side,
everywhere our dream allows us to live.
Now in late March 2020 we are hoping, just hoping,
that we’re travelling towards the harbour
and not heading straight in
to the eye of the storm.