gogyohka for a virus

For Ronovan’s weekly challenge.



while we slept

the world changed

shrank like a dried orange

like a redundant thought

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

22 thoughts on “gogyohka for a virus”

      1. Not good at the moment, especially if you get sneezing and respiratory problems with it! Stay away from the crowds!
        I just have this auto-immune condition that makes me feel low, anemia etc. It ought to mean I have hardly any immunity to viruses but apparently I’m the exception that proves the rule and I never catch anything, just get a germy feeling in the throat if something’s going around. Let’s hope it keeps up the good work 🙂

  1. Poetic and real take on what’s happening. The drying orange is a perfect metaphor. I hope you stay well!

    There are five cases in my county. I’m trying not to worry and wondering if trying not to worry is, well, trying.

    1. Thank you. I don’t think worrying as such does any good, but taking sensible precautions does.
      We’ve had another solemn announcement from our president, and I must say, as a statesman he is miles ahead of Boris Johnson and compared with Trump, the distance is stratospheric. We are now in confinement, everything closed and only essential services operating. One of the kids just messaged to say she has nothing to eat at all, refused entry to the supermarket because they are limiting numbers. From midnight tonight, no one is to be out on the streets at all unless going to work, the hospital or to buy food. No visiting friends, standing in the street with other people, no contact at all. The hard bit is starting.

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