Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Hoped that a new year would be start of something
Different than the previous one brought about
Stuck in a solitary tomb of realistic protection
Scared to be near people as the science fiction of real life
Made it impossible to do anything but being socially distant
Completing tasks during a 40 hour week felt like a special island
Only communicating through phone and necessary emails
Will be strange and alien to return to normal civilized activities
Unlikely to happen anytime soon, but one can be hopeful
Frustrated by not having any new material to be creative
Locked in a pattern of an isolated past difficult to erase
Doesn't help when Mother Nature seemed to be in a bad mood
On a regular basis at least twice a week or more
Optimism buried under streaming services and sarcasm
Genuine cheerfulness bordered on being synthetic
Unnatural when Washington D.C. full of dubiousness
Having trouble feeling inspired about anything of substance
World portrayed by mass media as complete mess
Hard to believe sometimes when no one spoke objectively
Opinions and half truths sprouted out to keep content going
Reality television edited in near sitcom like format
Nearly had a laugh track added for good measure
Along with a studio audience to give it that phony feeling
Eye rolling moments of dating sight commercial with pop songs
To signify that your "love story" is about to begin
What a crock when it was hard to connect with anyone face to face
Made catfishing all the more realistic in these uncertain times
Ratcheting trust issues up a few notches
Preferred the idea of being alone to wash off the stench of last year
And other not so recent disasters brought on by everything else
Easier to work on developing the now extinguished creative spark
Searching for the right match and a strong enough fire
To keep it going; until something more substantial comes along
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 04, 2021:
It is hard when everything still seems such a mess. Especially in the United States when the presidency is still lurking in the wind when we need a leader.
Breathe easy...the moments will get better.
Nothing lasts forever.
manatita44 from london on January 03, 2021:
Wrapped it well. Keep that fire burning. Much Love.