Lockdowns and restrictions are rescinded,
gatherings are now permitted,
as the pandemic marches towards a decline,
with family and friends, we can now recline.
My mind is in anguished debate!
Am I ready for a forward surge?
From my cocoon to emerge?
To shed my safety covering ,
like a social butterfly, to be fluttering.
I will venture out, once again.
But before the worldly gatherings conspire to seduce,
at least let me enjoy, one more day to be a recluse!