Written by Elena Vague
I scrolled passed my album
on the cell phone device.
The date – twenty nineteen
flashback about those times,
no restraints and a freedom sense
contained in our routine process.
Complaints about monotonous clock
Asking if that is all we got?
But the album screamed: it was enough!
until the date of March twenty twenty.
Dull background, covered lips,
distancing from you like a stranger.
No emotions to read in our faces
nor a moment to cherish.
Like a staged show, we pose
mask on, two metres away.
Walls still stand tall and still-
no changes around you or me.
Now, in November, still the same year,
Reality grasp – mixed with a lust
to escape a tasteless lifestyle.
Promising myself remarkable things
once the barrier is defeated-
yet no awareness of the growth within.
The focus on opportunities that are taken,
browsing the upcoming news
while so much is remaining.
Time is so precious to share,
not the most affectionate way,
but at least I can show you: I care.
I feel grateful in the light moments
for health, and heroes in service
preventing and fighting an ugly death.
Photo cannot catch twenty twenty at all
too many faces and stories out there
with their own personal brawl.
Elena Vague is a first year Psychology student with interest for in literature and creative writing. You can find her on Instagram here: @elena.vague