When ordered to stay at home,
And shelter in place.
I’m reminded of all of the grade school waste.

Telling us to duck and cover
And to kiss good bye to one another,

While awaiting the dropped bomb
To vaporize all our lawns.

Now, hunkering down
Me, the over-reacting clown

We calling out for our mother.
Phoning children, sisters, brothers

Spending way too much time
With the computer online

Get into your zone, staying right there at home
Though clearly that would not be your ‘druthers.

By Ross Smith 2020-03-23

1 thought on “Sheltering

  1. The tone is negative, the picture positive. You could either change the picture or include some positive reference in the poem.

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