Perspective

Another day

of waking in an office that is a home

of Google meets & Zoom calls & working in Teams

& cooking, whatever, on the side

& being professional through a screen.

Weeks this has been going on.

At what point, you wonder

did Unprecedented become routine?

 

Another day

of waiting, on hold, in a queue

of tinny Muzak playing & applications lost & overdue

& struggling to pay all of the bills

& pawning, everything, to just make do.

Months this has been going on.

At what point, you wonder

will Universal Credit come through?

 

Another day

of watching the beep, beep, beep

of canned air pumped into phlegm filled lungs

& observing vitals to prevent a relapse

& enduring constant funding gaps.

Years this has been going on.

At what point, you wonder

will the National Health Service collapse?

 

Another day.

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