Inside the curvature of glass
The outside world is warped and out of shape.
Images are upside down and inside out
While sounds just bounce against the dome,
Coming neither in nor out.
I have been shaken up and down
And tiny flecks of plastic snow
Are choking lungs and stick to skin.
To the point of making
This girl want to end it all.
Just save me from my tiny globe
And let me live in holy commune
With my fellow man.
We are living in really scary times at the moment and a lot of people will be struggling with loneliness as we all start to retreat and isolate. Older people are the most vulnerable and they are the ones who are going to be feeling the effects of being alone.
I don’t know anything about the science behind what is going on, but I do know that we need to be thinking of people who have nobody around them at this stressful time. Loneliness can play with people’s mental health and the effects can be devastating.
Also, I think it might be worth mentioning that panic buying is doing nobody any favours. There is no toilet paper anywhere and I can’t understand why a household of two people need 27 loo rolls. Let’s try and share our resources and make sure that nobody is going without.
Stay safe guys and keep talking to each other (nicely) over the internet, because it might be the only human contact that some people are getting. A nice message might feel like a life line to some.