Not OK today.

I am not ok today, no way,

Those edges, they begin to fray

I look away, forget to pray

Today, I’m not ok.

I cannot smile, as I walk my mile

All the while, like being on trial

This giant bowl of not-sterile

Today, I’m not ok.

My house is screaming, on me they’re leaning

I have stopped dreaming,

The big word ‘loving’ has lost its meaning

Today, I’m not ok.

The world is crying, dying, horrifying

Eyes are spying for not complying

The tension among us is terrifying

Today I’m not ok.

My boy gets sick, the fix not quick

Do we go into the Virus thick?

The threads that hold me unstick, unpick

Today we’re not ok.

There comes a man, in his Ambulance van

Winks, “Ok?” He does deadpan,

To my housebound clan, my little man,

Unwitting, we join in his game plan

He makes them laugh, on my behalf

In my failure as Chief of Staff

Lifts off my shoulders, the burden half

He tells me, “You’re ok”.

“You’re doing right, keep up the fight

You’re not alone, stop being polite,

Keep your faith in this deep dark night,

I know you’ll be ok.”

His paper body walked from my home

That courageous Angel left me alone

But, the world, no more monochrome

I think I’ll be ok.

A smile from one who should not grin

Who sees the Virus deep within

But who yet still can see the spin,

That life will be ok.

A kindness, shown to one not known

Kindness cut right to my bone

On his breath great hope has blown

I know we’ll be ok.  

Published by felicitylenehan

Felicity Lenehan Australia Experienced journalist, copywriter, sub-editor, editor and stylist, who has worked on newspapers, magazines, websites, newsletters, in marketing and PR, and for large and small corporations, internationally.

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