Pandemic Park

On National Poetry Day 2020 I share this poem I wrote after a visit to Peckham Rye on 28th May. It was the Spring holiday week; towards the end of the initial wave of Covid-19 deaths and the full lockdown restrictions in England had been eased slightly.

Pandemic Park

In the park today

Children were running

Everywhere without a care

For their distance.

Coloured bicycles left by the paths

Pointed out

Even more fun elsewhere.

Parents were looking on

Benevolently

Indulging the spaces with chat

It was as if they had never emptied

And no-one was missing.

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