Changing Times

The last few months have seen a number of changes. Now we can at least invite people back into our homes – so long as we remember not to get too close. We no longer have to meet folk in the garden or hold a conversation in the street. It is rather less surreal than it seemed at first, but it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see how our lives will be different for some time to come.

BC – Before Covid and Beyond

Remember when

we sat close to friends,

laughed and blethered over

coffee or a dram?


Now we have

Covid 19 perhaps

minds focus more

on things that matter –


health of the planet,

health of friends and family,

toxicity of capitalism, this

another virus spread world-wide.


CG images of Covid19 show

a delicate floral beauty,

almost psychedelic appeal, yet

this virus can’t be scrubbed,


can’t be rubbed away like

turquoise-greens of verdigris

that adds aged colour to

copper and brass heirlooms.


This latest virus hides

from view, threatens unwary

victims. Its political twin sickens

the economy, also takes lives.


Now, we look with changed eyes

we see, we hear, we love

differently; appreciate things

we took for granted BC.



Author: annedunford

Now fulfilling my ten year old self's ambition to become a writer - it's taken many years and a long,long winding road to get here! After a lifetime spent teaching, making miniature ceramics, returning to teaching and training, I am now indulging in a lifelong ambition to write!

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