Change In The Weather

Under the monotonous sky of contiguous grey
a quivering breeze brings shivers and shakes
slow sigh of the shoulders an optimistic shrug
kicking gravel to watch random stones dance
the grass turning green in post drought recovery
golden studs of floral butter shine with hope
life returning to the earth after the social drought 
unsure if to welcome the change in the weather
masked and distant we gingerly step outside
leaving the comfort of the cocoons and gardens
to stand in line and wait our turn at the plastic screen
impatient because we have had too much time to think.

Ciaran Burke
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