Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Caught up in a bizarre pattern of routine and orderliness
Fed up with the notion that everything was in a straight line
Wanted to go in a different direction for a change
Impossible to do so when your options are limited by society
Forced to live and improvise in a restrictive pattern
Allowing innate creativity to come into play to deal with the generic
Shaking off the rust of the mundane and the inane behavior of everyone else
Have to laugh sometimes at everyone else's coping skills
Realized that mine weren't that different from the rest of the world
Just wrapped up in different packaging and a few extra bows
Starting to feel like the best improvisational skills went on vacation
Went away to warmer and more exotic locales to recharge
Stuck with the leftover ideas that never had a chance to develop
Dreaded try to revive the latest failed potboiler of a thought
Knew that it wouldn't get off the ground yet again
Woke up this morning with an overwhelming sense of something
Hard to put a specific finger on what this feeling going about is
There was no sense of order or division between work and home
Office literally a stone's throw away from the living room
Sacrificed human interaction for societal guidelines in current climate
Made excuses on go on quick shopping trips just to see people
Everyone dressed like an extra on Grey's Anatomy
Even though no one was acting or conducting surgery
Working longer hours to cope with boredom and to have order
A task that needed to get accomplished to focus full attention on
A human laser looking to tackle a physical and metaphorical list
Thought about what the future held once the dust settled
Pondered what it would be like outside this 1,200 square foot box
Breathing in the fresh air and not having to avoid close contact with others
Fearing that either they or you were somehow radioactive in the process
Avoided watching or reading about the news due to lack of certainty
Being cautiously optimistic that the future will somehow brighten
Has to get better; nowhere to go but upwards
Working on coming up with a new project in the meantime
Letting the remainder of the brain rest and let the idea battery heal
All that can be done at this point; until something else comes along
Got any ideas in the meantime?
Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on May 14, 2020:
Optimism is always a great weapon against sorrow and despodency.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 14, 2020:
Yes, i can feel this. Just needing human contact one goes out to venture in the now closed off world in our new attire.
Here they have decided to open up a few things but ftom what I've heard so far no one is being cautious.
Take care. Sit back and let your brain and body recharge.