Original Posting At https://kathyrandall.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/turning/
The sky should be a different color
maybe jade green, a harbinger of shift and
This blue is wrong for a world so turned
into fear and scarcity
and the presence of death.
We ration out our conversations
with those who live outside our homes
trying to live on
the threads of conversations limited to ten words a day.
The world is turning inside itself, and we don’t know how long we will be staying inside.
We are all apart from each other.
Scattered and sifted because we cannot know if
we will endanger our neighbor by being too close.
The sky has no right to be this blue.
The world is not normal.
We will be changed.
Oh, I yearn for a red sky of warning or a glint of
green ushering in the storm about to break and pour over us.