Taking the heat for not wearing a face mask, for not saving time in a bottle,
for problems transmitting Zoom to teens, using the virtual classroom model,
for sinking into the depths of a quarantine-induced, stay-at-home-lethargy,
for longing for once upon a time (three months ago) the way it use to be,
for not seeing beyond the treeline or adapting to things passing strange–
more than a few souls find it difficult to endure the psychological strain
as they find it hard to swallow an increasingly foul-tasting porridge
while stuck inside an isolated, sequestered, fractured-fairy tale cottage.
Thus, this sordid tale might end with either tears or heart-felt laughter,
so all God’s children will wake up to a tale of “happily ever after”!