Shifting lenses

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Shifting lenses


I met a girl called Bree

Another girl who moved on her own to Port Macquarie

Amidst the covid pandemic

At the same time as me


Before Covid, Bree had planned to move back overseas

We both have the travel bug

Then when the pandemic hit

And we could no longer do what we pleased


But if the virus didn’t erupt

Bree and I would have not met

An encounter for us both

Which comes with no regret


How times have changed

With our hopes and dreams

From what they were before


Now— we’re not traveling the world


We are happily assembling flatpack furniture on Bree’s floor


For us, a year ago, the ability to globe trot

Was not just a hobby but almost a religion

These days we can’t make those plans

So instead, we revel simply conversing in the kitchen


This shift has shown us

That the little things that once seemed trivial

Are retrospectively

Life's simplest gifts


So— while the future is uncertain

And living is restricted

Embracing these opportunities within the new found normal

Should not to be missed



◄ Saltwater salvation

Tinder Tango ►


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Rasa Kabaila

Mon 19th Apr 2021 04:18

Thank you Stephen for reading my poem and for your kind words. I think we all need to be able to reflect on the ways that we can access joy and hope in our everyday life. Wishing you a beautiful Monday. :)

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 18th Apr 2021 18:03

I love this. It takes you straight into the writer's life and hopes. Thank you, Rasa.

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