Poem: Happening

Maddie Lynes 20 April 2021
Image credit: Creative Commons

as sunlight cut through the shutters
I lay in bed on the phone to you
and many big things are happening to us
is what they’re saying now on the news

we called only for a quick chat
but it’s been nearly an hour
the window lets in a small draught
so I pull the covers up higher

new restrictions for people and places
will arrive in a week or so
when I hear your voice I see your face
they say there isn’t long to go

morning is just breaking into day
when we say our goodbyes
big things are happening as they say
in the distance between you and I