On the way home from the picnic
we both mentioned how long it had been!
Back yard BBQ.
Friendly questions: Where do you live?
How do you know (the hosts)?
What may have seemed normal, now
is still feeling strange.
Our Covid life has been so
isolated. Now . . . we slowly
remember the sweet pleasure
of social interactions.
I packed our cooler with veggie burgers
Tray grilled fish she brought home from Alaska,
and some kind of meat.
Chris brought a potato salad and vegan
Joanne and Phil made a big green salad, and
someone brought strawberries picked
Remember potlucks? Our house full of
friends, everyone eyeing the table full of
Remember sharing food?
Meeting at restaurants, then
going to a movie?
Thus far, we’re sticking with the outdoor
events. Luckily – Summer has finally
When troubled times continue
tearing us apart in our country –
banding together with old friends
seems the best antidote!