What am I missing in this new life we lead?
What can I do without?
What do I need?
I'm missing the kissing and the fond embraces
But not the loud and crowded places
I don't miss rush hour or long check-out lines
or having to primp and get dressed to the nines
There aren't many things I genuinely pine for
Not much I'm willing to stand in line for
To be more specific I ask myself this:
what do I actually honestly miss?
Perhaps an espresso at a favorite café
or dining with friends who have something to say
Being free to do whatever I please
and go where I like with the greatest of ease
Movies and galleries on hot afternoons
Family birthdays with cake and balloons
Keeping away from the children is tough
Six feet apart is just not close enough
I worry the little ones don't understand
why they can't hold their great-uncle's hand
The cruelest constraint till the pandemic ends
is social distance from family and friends