by Caroline Gerrish
we’re living in a disaster movie everyone’s gone a bit weird some though don’t find the restrictions too onerous – scarcity of everything you need at supermarkets the imperative to remain inside – those who thrive on frugality have found their true purpose they’re manually dexterous can fabricate what they need & beg/borrow the rest create meals from stingy ingredients are satisfied to watch tv-on-demand streamed stan & interact using zoom or skype (but for those of us who hate to cook think too much tv time is just sluggish behavior & are technologically constrained) we’re unprepared for the confinement within our personal caves (once places of solace) & we begin to tear at ourselves so if the bear that lives there becomes too hungry they could become a predator
Carolyn Gerrish is a Sydney poet. Her poetry has been published widely in literary journals and edited anthologies She has published five poetry collections, the latest The View from the Moon (Island Press, 2011). She enjoys performing her work and is currently completing her sixth collection.